Environment and Natural Resources


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Recycling and Waste Reduction State Legislation Database

This database provides up-to-date information on enacted state legislation related to recycling and waste reduction.


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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Implementation and Key Resources

President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Nov. 15, 2021. Find a detailed summary of the major provisions impacting states. You can also watch an NCSL staff briefing for legislators and legislative staff providing a deep dive on the bill or access the slide presentation.



Environment and Natural Resources


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State and Federal Efforts to Address Lead in Drinking Water

This page provides an overview of state and federal efforts to address lead in drinking water, including a summary of the newly revised Lead and Copper Rule, various funding and financing programs, and state laws related to lead service line replacement, lead in schools, real estate disclosure, and more.


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Environmental Justice Efforts

State policymakers are considering how to create safeguards for communities that are disproportionately affected by the effects of pollution and other environmental hazards.


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Natural Resources and Infrastructure

The Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee is one of eight committees educating Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serving as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff. This committee has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies.


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Environment and Natural Resources State Bill Tracking

The NCSL Environment and Natural Resources Bill Tracking Database features state legislation relating to air quality, disaster mitigation, environmental cleanup, land-forests, waste and recycling, and water conservation and efficiency.




Environmental Health State Bill Tracking 

NCSL tracks state environment and natural resources legislation in the Environmental Health Legislation Database, covering legislation from the 2009-2015 legislative sessions from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each database is searchable by keyword, year, state, topic, bill number and status.