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Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Natural Resources and Infrastructure

Natural ResourcesThe Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of eight 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!

NEWS9/16/2014 | Transpo Alert: 2014 TIGER Awards | House Committee Drops Amtrak Bill- The Department of Transportation released the TIGER grant awardees for 2014 (72 projects across the states totaling $600M). Also, the House T&I Committee released a bipartisan Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (PRRIA) that would reauthorize Amtrak funding for the next four years. See the NCSL Info Alert for more information. 

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MEETING RESOURCES

summit logoFind links to session resources, such as presentations, bios, handouts, audio and video recordings from the 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis!

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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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NEW! 2014 SPRING WEBINAR SERIES 

webinarNCSL’s NRI Committee just completed a series of free webinars covering pressing state-federal issues in the areas of agriculture, energy, environment, and transportation. You can watch recordings of the webinars on net metering, toxic chemicals, the Farm Bill, renewable energy, pipeline safety, and more by clicking continue! 

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NRI AND CONGRESS

CAPITOL DOMESept. 3, 2014 NCSL sent a letter to DOD, USDA, Interior, and both House and Senate Armed Services Committees thanking the agencies for their help in securing the enactment of section 312 in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act that allows for interagency cooperation in conservation programs among DOI, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense.

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COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER

newsletter The NRI Committee provides 3 monthly newsletters to its members focused on energy/agriculture, environment and transportation news. NCSL's Agriculture and Energy Newsletter and NCSL's Environment Update and the new Transportation 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:July Issues are now available!

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