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 Update on "Waters of the U.S."

​ Proposed "Waters of the U.S." Rule Open for Comment until October 20 Counties are encouraged to submit comments... (read more)

3 weeks ago | 0

​House Bill to Stop “Waters of the U.S.” Rulemaking Moves Forward

On July 16, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, H.R. 5078,... (read more)

5 weeks ago | 0

​U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Holds Listening Sessions on WRRDA Implementation

On June 10, 2014, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) (PL 113-121) was signed into law. WRRDA establishes new... (read more)

5 weeks ago | 0

​EPA Begins Public Hearings for Climate Change Proposed Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked off their public hearing schedule for the Administration’s  Clean Power Plan proposed rule this week... (read more)

5 weeks ago | 0


 Featured Documents


Committee Chair
Commission Chair Victoria Reinhardt
Ramsey County, MN


 Committee Info

Julie Ufner
Associate Legislative Director

Policy Platform & Resolutions

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