Letter to Congress Leadership Supporting S.J. Res. 55, which would Repeal Onerous Regulations that will Make it Harder to Modernize our Infrastructure
On behalf of the 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) I am writing to share our strong support for S.J. Res. 55, introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan (AK) and H.J. Res. 91, introduced by Representative Garrett Graves (LA), which would repeal onerous regulations that will make it harder to modernize our infrastructure. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) earlier this year issued a new regulation that complicates the permitting process for large infrastructure projects under the National Environmental Permitting Act (NEPA). This bureaucratic action broadens definitions and adds duplicative federal agency reviews that will do nothing to improve environmental outcomes. What is more frustrating is that these new rules run counter to the bipartisan NEPA reforms that were included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) which was signed into law last November.