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Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

INFO ALERT!

news7/16/2014 | White House Announces Resiliency Funding Plan |The Obama Administration unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at assisting state, local and tribal governments in preparing for the effects of climate change.The initiatives were developed based on recommendations from the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. See the NCSL Info Alert for more details. 

 

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OUTREACH TO CONGRESS

streamOn April 28, State Senator Michael Moore (D-Mass.) testified on behalf of NCSL in front of a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee discussing the role of states in protecting citizens from harmful chemicals. Specifically Senator Moore expressed NCSL's concerns with the preemptive language of the recently revised Chemicals in Commerce (CICA) draft legislation. We urge you to call your representatives to oppose the Chemicals in Commerce Act. 

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MEETING RESOURCES

domeNCSL meetings provide members the opportunity to hear from the nation's experts on all the important issues of the day, and give you the opportunity to meet with legislators and staff from across the country, share your ideas, learn about theirs, and tailor policies that work for your state and your constituents. Click here to see copies of presentations from the NRI Committee sessions held during the 2013 Fall Forum.

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NEWSLETTERS

newsletter The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee assembles a monthly federal update of news stories from the federal administration and Congress on environmental issues. Read the April issue of Environment Federal Update Newsletter with stories on NCSL's testimony before a House Committee on preemptive toxic chemical legislation; EPA's recently released waters of the U.S. definition proposed rules; the White House's methane reduction strategy, and more!

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OVERVIEW | FEDERAL ISSUES

capitolNCSL works to educate Congress and the administration on state legislatures’ perspective regarding federal actions on environment and natural resources issues and to serve as a forum for educating state legislators and legislative staff on pending or proposed federal legislative and regulatory activity.  Subjects covered under this jurisdiction include the following areas: Alternative Energy; Brownfields; Clean Air; Environment; Environmental Health; Growth Management; Hazardous Wastes; Natural Disasters; Natural Resources; Nuclear Waste; Pesticides; Pollution Prevention; Radioactive Wastes; Superfund; Takings; Toxics; Waste Disposal; Water Policy; and Wetlands Protection. See Environment and Natural Resource related policies. 

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