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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!

NEWS7/31/2014 | Congress Approves Short-Term Transportation Extension - Congress approved the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014,  which would extend authorization and funding for federal surface transportation programs through May 31, 2015. However, congressional action on reauthorizing the latest long-term bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) still awaits. See the NCSL Info Alert for more information. 

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MEETING RESOURCES

summit logoCheck out all of the Natural Resources and Infrastructure sessions taking place at this year’s Summit in Minneapolis, Aug. 19-22 covering agriculture, energy, environment and transportation issues. The Agriculture Task Force and the Energy Supply Task Force will be meeting as well. Click Continue to see NRI Committee resources from past meetings, including the most recent Fall Forum. 

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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 DOMEJuly 7, 2014 -  NCSL joined the state and local organizations (known as the "Big 7") in a letter urging Congress to ensure the long term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund and commit to passing a long-term surface transportation funding reauthorization. 

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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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