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Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

Federal Issues | Environment and Natural Resources

INFO ALERT!

news1/28/2015 | The Dept. of Interior released its draft drilling plan for 2017-2022, proposing to lease never-before leased in the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier in the week the administration also proposed a plan to protect 12.8 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska from any development, including oil and natural gas. 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 December-January issue of the Environment Federal Update Newsletter with stories on priorities for a new Congress; EPA's updated timeline for GHG regulations for power plants; coal ash disposal final requirements; 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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