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A Blog on Logs and Gopher Frogs

The dusky gopher frog is at the center of a case about whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services properly interpreted the Endangered Species Act.

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House Passes Disaster Recovery Reform Act Under FAA Reauthorization

The U.S. House on Friday passed by 338-13 components of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act as part of HR 4, a bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years.

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New Report on Chemicals in the U.S. Population

A new report discovers that certain chemicals, such as PFOA, BPA and flame retardants, are commonly found in the U.S. population, but lead levels continue to drop.

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EPA To Revise Emissions Standards for Cars, Light Trucks for 2022-2025 Models

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of the midterm evaluation process for greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. EPA's final determination is that current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.

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Infrastructure: A Key Focus For States in 2018

To assist states in researching and assessing infrastructure policy options, NCSL has created Infrastructure Resources 2018, which includes existing NCSL resources covering transportation, energy, environment and military infrastructure.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Underground Pipelines a Hidden Danger

Nearly four times a day. That’s how frequently underground natural gas pipelines were damaged by digging or excavating in Colorado in 2015, The Denver Post reported last year. That might sound like a lot, but in Pennsylvania the rate is more than twice as high.

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Key Environmental, Agricultural Issues in Omnibus Bill

Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, more commonly referred to as the FY 2018 omnibus. NCSL staff compiled summaries covering environmental and agricultural issues. 

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What's In the Omnibus Bill for Transportation and Energy

NCSL Natural Resource and Infrastructure Committee staff compiled summaries covering transportation, energy and health and human services in the 2018 Omnibus bill. Other federal departments will be covered in a subsequent post.

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FEMA Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released it’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan on Thursday.

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Mr. Dusky Gopher Frog Goes to Washington

The first case the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted for next term involves the lowly and nearly extinct dusky gopher frog.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.