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Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Natural ResourcesThe Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of nine NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states. In particular, this committee has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies.

Ever wonder what the NCSL Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is up to? Check out our one-stop-shop for all NRI Committee resources on our Committee Resources Page.

INFO ALERT!

NEWS4/21/2015 | The Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) recommendations, including a number of programs aimed at ensuring the resiliency, reliability, safety and security of the nation’s energy infrastructure. These recommendations would provide over $15 billion in grants and tax credits, if adopted in full, including for a number of programs focused directly at states. See NCSL's Info Alert for more details. Continue

 

MEETING RESOURCES

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Registration is now open for NCSL's Annual Legislative Summit taking place this year in beautiful Seattle, Wash. Aug. 3-6, 2015. We have some exciting in depth sessions on a variety of hot topics. Get your early bird registration today! You can also find links to session resources, such as presentations, bios, handouts, audio and video recordings from the 2014 Forum in Washington, D.C. online.

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POLICY POSITIONS | RESOLUTIONS

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee bases all of its federal advocacy work on the policy directives and resolutions that have been approved on both the committee and conference level. The policies are as of the 2013 Legislative Summit, Aug. 15, 2013. Click continue below to access all NRI Committee polices.

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2015 SPRING WEBINAR SERIES

webinarNCSL’s NRI Committee has launched its 2015 Spring Webinar Series. Beginning April 30, the committee will host a webinar almost every Friday through June (some exclusions – check website for specific dates). Topics include: EPA regulations, general aviation, falling oil prices, invasive species, food safety and more. Register online for free!

 

 

NRI AND CONGRESS

CAPITOL DOMEMarch 3, 2015 NCSL sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi along with Chairman Shuster and Rep. DeFazio of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee urging Congress to pass the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (PRRIA) which reauthorizes the national passenger rail system. 

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COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER

newsletter NCSL's 3 monthly newsletters: the Agriculture and Energy Update, the Environment Update and theTransportation Update track federal news, policies, legislation and more. Want both state and federal news? NCSL's Transport Report highlights all things transportation at both the state and federal levels, and our newest newsletter, Plugged In, does the same for energy. Each newsletter is monthly: March Issues Now Available! 

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