Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee Resource Page

cargo trainThe 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. Below you will find links to NRI Committee resources including our publications, information on outreach to Congress, webinars, meeting resources and more! In particular, this committee has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies. This includes:


Hydraulic Fracturing

Air Quality

Invasive Species

Alternative Fuels

Land Management

Animal Agriculture

Motor Carriers

Autonomous Vehicles

Natural Disasters

Aviation/Unmanned Aerial Systems

Natural Resources

Bicycle and Pedestrians

Nuclear Energy

Biotechnology/Genetically Modified Organisms

Passenger and Freight Railroads

Brownfields Pesticides
Chemical Policy Pipeline Safety
Climate Change Pollinator Health
Conservation Public-Private Partnerships
Distracted Driving Recycling
Driver Licensing/REAL ID Renewable Energy
Drunken and Impaired Driving Rural Development
Electric Grid and Transmission Sportsmen's Issues
Electric Vehicles State and National Parks
Energy Efficiency Superfund
Energy Security Traffic Safety



Environmental Health

Transportation Access and Mobility

Food Safety and Labeling

Transportation Funding and Finance

Fossil Fuels

Utlilty Regulation and Restructuring

Fuel Efficiency

Water Infrastructure

Greenhouse Gases

Water Quality and Quantity 

Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes

Waterways and Ports
Hazardous Materials Transportation Wetlands

Highways/Roads/ Bridges


Below you will find links to NRI Committee resources including our publications, information on outreach to Congress, webinars, meeting resources and more!

Info Alerts

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          Click for our Info Alerts Archive

            Quick alerts on federal news as it happens, sharing timely information so our members

            never miss a beat. 


NCSL and Congress

domeClick for NCSL NRI Committee Letters to Congress

Letters/Testimony sent on behalf of the NRI Committee to Congress



Meeting Resources Archives

ncsl logoResources from NRI Committee sessions at NCSL's past Forums and Legislative Summits

Presentations, materials and various other information from the NRI sessions at NCSL's past Forums and Legislative Summits


Federal Budget and Appropriations

budgetClick for our Federal Budget and Appropriations Overview Page

Information on funding for relevant programs within the jurisdictional areas of the NRI Committee in the federal budget and appropriations bills



newspaperNatural Resources Committee Newsletters Archive Page

Monthly newsletters covering federal updates on policies, legislation, regulations and federal government news covering the topics of energy and agriculture and environment. The NRI Committee also releases a regular TRANSPORT REPORT covering state and federal transportation news.


US Supreme Court Cases

Supreme Court BuildingClick for the NRI Committee  & The Supreme Court

NCSL periodically signs onto amicus briefs in cases being heard in the Supreme Court when there is a concern of federalism impacts to state legislatures.


Webinar Archives  

Video recordings and presentations from past committee webinars as well as registration information for future webinars