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WEBINAR: PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS

Webinar logoDid you know that almost 15% of the drinking water in the United States comes from unregulated private wells that may contain nitrates, arsenic, and uranium?  Sign up for NCSL's April 11 webinar, "Private Drinking Water Systems," and learn more about how state lawmakers can gauge the public health impacts of unregulated private drinking water systems.  Registration is free.

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STATE RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH

hunt and fishSeventeen states guarantee the right to hunt and fish in their constitutions, with 16 of those approved via the voters.

 

A NOVEL APPROACH TO LAND CONSERVATION

LegisBrief logoIn July 2013, federal agencies announced a new initiative to reduce the adverse effects of incompatible development. Known as the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, the aim is to sustain military readiness, preserve agricultural land and protect wildlife habitat by focusing on areas where these priorities overlap.

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STATE LITTERING PENALTIES

ContINUEPlastic BottlesStates can discourage littering through a variety of methods, one of which is to create and enforce criminal penalties that punish unwanted behavior. This table summarizes state penalties for littering, which can include fines, cleanup, community service or imprisonment.

OVERVIEW | ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

NCSL’s environment and natural resources program provides research and analysis on important state policy trends to assist legislators and legislative staff. We track issues in seven major categories: climate change and air quality, environmental health, healthy communities, land use, natural resources, waste management and water. 

Contact NCSL staff for information about our work on these issues or to arrange for customized technical assistance in your state, which can include briefings on state policy trends, in-depth research and meeting facilitation.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of eight that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff. In particular, this committee has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies.

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DATABASES

NCSL tracks state legislation on energy, environmental health and the environment. These databases cover legislation from the 2009-2013 legislative sessions from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each database is searchable by keyword, year, state, topic, bill number and status.

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