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Water Abounds - From the Boston Harbor to the Convention Center Halls

When you think of Boston, you may imagine beautiful shorelines stretching down to Cape Cod or Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty dumping chests of tea into the harbor.

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Recapping the Natural Resources/Infrastructure Committee's Webinar Series

Issues ranging from Real ID to food waste, pipelines, energy markets, water resource planning and more were topics of NCSL’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee's annual Spring Webinar Series.

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Thursday Webinar: Active Assets - Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Natural assets that provide not only recreation for residents but also fuel state economies are the focus of Thursday's final installment of NCSL's Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee's spring webinar series.

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States Moving Against Sunscreen/Prescription Laws

The Food and Drug Administration considers sunscreen as an over-the-counter drug product. This has led some schools to prohibit students from bringing sunscreen unless they have a physician’s note or prescription.

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Renewable Energy Can Be Key to Tribal Energy Development

Renewable energy can be a key to energy and economic independence for tribes, Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) told a session of the National Tribal Energy Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Senator: Tribes Need Government to Get Out of the Way

Tribes have a litany of energy-development success stories and need the government to get out of the way so they can produce more.

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Interior Secretary Pledges Advocacy for Tribes

Tribal sovereignty should mean something, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said today at a session at the National Tribal Energy Summit today in Washington, D.C.

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New Administration, New Environmental Priorities - EPA Requests Stays in Litigation

Predicting the weather a week from today often involves a high degree of uncertainty. The likelihood of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency being taken to court upon issuance of a major final rule, however, does not hold the same level of uncertainty.

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After Michigan Tragedy, What is State of Carbon Monoxide Detector Laws?

The carbon monoxide poisoning of 11 children in Niles, Michigan over the weekend led to questions of how serious is carbon monoxide? How common are such poisonings? Do states require carbon monoxide detectors?

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WOTUS to Stay at SCOTUS

The Supreme Court has denied a request by hold “in abeyance” litigation over whether a federal district court or a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to rule whether the current 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definitional rule violates the Clean Water Act.

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