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Federal Issues | Energy

NEWS ALERTS

news sign6/2/2014 - EPA Release GHG Emissions Standards for Exisiting Power Plants  | The proposed Clean Power Plan would require the power sector to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. To do this, EPA is proposing formulaic state-specific emissions goals. The states will be given the flexibility on how they can comply with the reduction standards. The proposed rules will soon be open for public comment for 120 days. See NCSL’s Info Alert for more details.  

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LETTERS AND TESTIMONY

The NCSL Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee (NRI) proudly represents state legislatures' interests to the U.S. Congress in various ways, including submitting testimonies for committee and subcommittee hearings and writing letters on introduced or proposed legislation that is either consistent or inconsistent with NRI Committee policies.

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NEWSLETTERS

newsletterNCSL’s monthly Federal Energy Update highlights federal-state energy news. March's newsletter includes items on: EPA's proposed "waters of the U.S." rule; FERC physical security standards for grids; President Obama signs emergency propane bill into law and more!

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STANDING COMMITTEE

The 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.

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FEDERAL BUDGET UPDATE

budget sheetOn Jan. 17, President Obama signed into law the act to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year 2014. The NRI Committee is pleased to provide specific information on energy program funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, and comparisons to years past. Click continue to see!
 

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COMMITTEE POLICIES

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 Fall Forum, December 5, 2013.

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OVERVIEW

NCSL federal energy staff track and represents state legislatures’ interests to the Federal government on a variety of energy related issues through the advocacy efforts of the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee. These issues include federal laws, regulations and legislation on energy security and resiliency, renewable energy, fossil fuels, federal land leases, regulations and more. For questions on NCSL’s federal engagement on energy issues please contact the State-Federal Division Staff – Ben Husch (202-624-7779) and Melanie Condon (202-624-3597).

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