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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 From the Washington Watch blog

Energy-Water Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor—Contains Provision to Stop “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed RuleNew

​This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations passed the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related... (read more)

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Releases Quadrennial Energy ReviewNew

​This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage and Distribution Infrastructure, which... (read more)

3 days ago | 0

Action Needed—Please Urge Your House Member to Support “Waters of the U.S.” Bill

​On Wednesday April 15, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 (H.R.... (read more)

9 days ago | 0

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)

4 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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