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

​Waters of the U.S. Public Comment Period Closes—Eyes Now on Capitol Hill

After months of debate, the public comment period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers... (read more)

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​House Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline; Bill Moves to Senate

The 114th Congress opened this week and the first major issue both chambers are taking up is the Keystone XL Pipeline. On January... (read more)

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​Request for Proposals: 2015 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new request for proposals for FY 2015 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup grants. These... (read more)

3 months ago | 0

​Draft EPA Ozone Rule on Track for Release in December

In early October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its draft rule on ozone to the White House for review.... (read more)

3 months 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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