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Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

INFO ALERT!

newsThe Administration Acts on Climate Efforts - November marked a number of climate initiatives from the Obama Administration. On Nov. 17 the President's state and local task force with investigating climate impacts released its recommendations. On Nov. 15 the president pledged $3 billion to the international Green Climate Fund and on Nov. 11 the U.S and China entered into a carbon emission reduction joint agreement. See NCSL's Info Alert for more details. 

 

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OUTREACH TO CONGRESS

streamNCSL sent comments to EPA's proposed regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, which will be open for public comment until Dec. 1.  NCSL's comments encouraged EPA to consult with states throughout the regulation process, ensure state flexibility and take into account the differeing state legislative schedules when making a timeline for implementation of the rules . 

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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 sessions held during the 2014 Legislative Summit.

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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 November issue of Environment Federal Update Newsletter with stories on U.S. and China's joint climate agreement; EPA's proposed ozone standards; FTA awarding Hurricane Sandy communities $3.6 billion for infrastructure resiliency projects 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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