Federal Issues | Energy


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Congress Approves FY 2019 Energy-Water Appropriations: On Sept. 13, Congress approved a $147.5 billion fiscal year 2019 “minibus” appropriations bill that included three of the 12 annual appropriations bills: energy-water, military construction and veterans affairs and the legislative branch.


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Letters and Testimony

NCSL sent comments on Oct. 29, 2018 to the EPA on the Affordable Clean Energy rule which would replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan rule. The proposed rule would establish emission guidelines for states to develop plans to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, without setting individual state limits.



Federal Issues | Energy


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Federal Energy Update

NCSL’s monthly Federal Energy Update highlights federal-state energy news. Additionally, the NCSL Energy Program publishes Plugged In, a monthly newsletter highlighting key state and federal legislation and developments impacting energy policy.


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Additional Information

To assist states in researching and assessing infrastructure policy options, NCSL has created a guide that includes existing NCSL resources covering transportation, energy, environment and military infrastructure.


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National Resources and Infrastructure

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of eight NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states.



Committe Policies

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee bases all of its federal advocacy work on the policy directives and resolutions that have been approved on both the committee and conference level. The policies are as of the 2018 Legislative Summit, Aug. 1, 2018.