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.
Jun. 5, 2018
NACo testifies before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard on how partners and stakeholders contribute to and use the Digital Coast.
Reports & Toolkits |
Mar. 23, 2018
Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.
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.
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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