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  • The United States has 766 million acres of forestland, which absorb nearly 16 percent of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
  • Forests sequester (or absorb) and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • State and federal policies can help maximize forest carbon storage, promote sustainable forest practices, benefit the environment and support forest product industries.

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Nuclear Legislative Working Group

The mission of NCSL’s Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) is to provide legislative members with the opportunity to learn about the cleanup of federal nuclear weapons production and research facilities, the transportation and storage of radioactive wastes, and nuclear energy issues that affect our nation and states.
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