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

House Passes Bill That Would Restart “Waters of the U.S.” Rulemaking Process

​On May 12, the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732) by a vote... (read more)

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Action Needed on Waters of the U.S.

URGE YOUR U.S. HOUSE MEMBER TO VOTE "YES" ON WATERS OF THE U.S. BILLVOTE  Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to... (read more)

2 weeks ago | 0

Senators Unveil New “Waters of the U.S.” Bill: White House Issues Veto Threat on House Version

​On Thursday, April 30, Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Federal Water Quality Protection... (read more)

3 weeks ago | 0

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

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