Responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, 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.
Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: Urge your members of Congress to support continued efforts to delay the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone until after the 2008 ozone standards are fully implemented and analyzed for impact.
Policy BriefContinue to advocate for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to rewrite the 2015 “Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule in a way that recognizes counties’ role as owners of key public safety and water infrastructure and as intergovernmental partners in implementing federal regulations under the Clean Water Act.
NACo Associate Legislative Director Julie Ufner testifies before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee to discuss the role counties play in strengthening America’s water infrastructure, and the importance of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to counties as we fulfill our water resources responsibilities.
Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Providing Essential Funding
Jul. 26, 2017
With the Summer Congressional recess starting Friday, July 28th, county leaders have a great opportunity to advocate for county legislative and regulatory priorities right at home. NACo has put together the following information to help you be an effective advocate during the summer recess.
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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
Commissioner Catawba County, North Carolina
Supervisor Fairfax County, Virginia
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Supervisor Humboldt County, California
Melissa Cribbins (Air)
Commissioner Coos County, Oregon
Ronald Peters (Energy)
Commissioner Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Stan Ponstein (Land)
Commissioner Kent County, Michigan
Kenton Ward (Water)
Surveyor Hamilton County, Indiana
Policy Steering Committees
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs
- Community, Economic & Workforce Development
- Environment, Energy & Land Use
- Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs
- Human Services & Education
- Justice & Public Safety
- Public Lands
- Telecommunications & Technology
Action Centers & Resources
- Legislative Priorities
- Payment in Lieu of Taxes
- Waters of the U.S.
- Marketplace Fairness
- Municipal Bonds