Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee

All matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, climate change, solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste handling, transport, and disposal, national energy policy, renewable/alternative energy, alternative fuel vehicles, energy facility siting, electricity utility restructuring, pipeline safety, oil spills, superfund/brownfields, eminent domain, land use, coastal management, oceans, parks and recreation.

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 Fact Sheets


 From the Washington Watch blog

NACo Testifies Before Senate Agriculture Committee on "Waters of the U.S." Proposed Rule

Pictured here (L to R): Lynn M. Padgett, Commissioner, Ouray County, Colo., on behalf of the National Association of Counties; Furman Brodie,... (read more)

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Senate Budget Includes Non-Binding Amendment on "Waters of the U.S."

​On March 25, during the U.S. Senate’s budget resolution debate, the Senate passed a non-binding amendment on the proposed “waters of... (read more)

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Interior Releases Final Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands

​On March 20, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its final rule on hydraulic fracturing, commonly... (read more)

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NACo Testifies Before House Agriculture Subcommittee on 'Waters of the U.S.' Proposed Rule

​ Pictured here (L to R): Jeff M. Witte, Director/​Secretary, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, on behalf of the National Association... (read more)

2 weeks ago | 0


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Committee Chair
Commission Chair Victoria Reinhardt
Ramsey County, MN


 Committee Info

Julie Ufner
Associate Legislative Director

Policy Platform & Resolutions

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