Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee

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.

Policy Briefs

Latest Resources

  • Video | Apr. 15, 2019

    This week's video includes an update on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, efforts to repeal the 40% excise tax on high cost employer health plans set to take effect in 2022, testimony in support of the Economic Development Administration and more.

  • Video | Apr. 1, 2019

    This week's video includes the latest on the annual appropriations process, "Dear Colleague" letters in support of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program, the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program, the National Flood Insurance Program, new rules on overtime pay and more.

  • Video | Mar. 18, 2019

    This week's video includes the president’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request, the submission deadline for comments on the new Waters of the U.S. rule on April 15 and more.

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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee

Chair

Kitty Barnes
Commissioner
Catawba County, North Carolina

 

Vice Chair

Melissa Cribbins
Commissioner
Coos County, Oregon

 

Penelope Gross
Supervisor
Fairfax County, Virginia

 

Ronald Peters
Commissioner
Tulsa County, Oklahoma

 

Victoria Reinhardt
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Subcommittee Chair

Kathie Gannon
Commissioner
DeKalb County, Georgia

 

Sig Hutchinson
Commissioner
Wake County, North Carolina

 

Stan Ponstein
Commissioner
Kent County, Michigan

 

Dennis Scott
Police Juror
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

 

Carl Zalak
Commissioner
Marion County, Florida

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Michael Covert
Councilmember
Beaufort County, South Carolina

 

Bryan Desloge
Commissioner
Leon County, Florida

 

Rodney Ellis
Commissioner
Harris County, Texas

 

Mike Harper
Police Juror
Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

 

Doug Martens
Commissioner
Rosebud County, Montana

 

Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

Herbert (Tim) Richards
Council Member
Hawaii County, Hawaii

 

Rick Rudometkin
County Manager
Eddy County, New Mexico

 

Gregory Todd
Commissioner
Duchesne County, Utah

 

Kenton Ward
Surveyor
Hamilton County, Indiana

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Environment, Energy & Land Use  
    (202) 942-4269

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