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 Appropriations Subcommittee to Mark Up Bill that Includes FY15 Funding for PILT and would Block Funding for EPA's "Waters of the U.S." Proposed Rule

Action Needed!  Thank your members of Congress that serve on the Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee and urge them to support Payment in... (read more)

2 weeks ago | 0

​EPA Accepting Applications for 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is accepting applications for its 2015 Clean Air Excellence Awards Program.  In... (read more)

5 weeks ago | 0

​Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Stop “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule

On June 19, Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), David Vitter (R-La.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Johanns... (read more)

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​House Appropriations Committee Passes Energy and Water Spending Bill with “Waters of the U.S.” Rider

On June 18, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the FY 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which would... (read more)

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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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