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
Support Efforts to Make Clean Water Act Requirements Affordable and Achievable Through Integrated PlanningACTION NEEDED:
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED: Urge Congress to pass a WRDA bill this year and move back to a regular two-year authorization cycle.
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.
Sep. 26, 2018
Klickitat County, Wash. Commissioner David Sauter will testify today on behalf of NACo on ESA modernization bills.
Press Release |
Aug. 15, 2018
Counties appreciate the Administration’s focus on Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, which can create new opportunities for state and local governments to play a greater role in implementing the Act.
Reports & Toolkits |
Aug. 10, 2018
As the August recess continues and we approach the midterm elections, members of Congress will spend more time in their home states and districts than they will in Washington D.C. between now and the end of the year. This provides an opportunity for county leaders to advocate for legislative and regulatory priorities right at home.
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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
Commissioner Catawba County, North Carolina
Commissioner Coos County, Oregon
Supervisor Fairfax County, Virginia
Commissioner Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Kathie Gannon (Land)
Commissioner DeKalb County, Georgia
Stan Ponstein (Energy)
Commissioner Kent County, Michigan
Dennis Scott (Water)
Police Juror Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Carl Zalak (Air)
Commissioner Marion County, Florida
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Michael Covert (Water)
Councilmember Beaufort County, South Carolina
Mike Harper (Land)
Police Juror Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
Sig Hutchinson (Land)
Commissioner Wake County, North Carolina
Doug Martens (Air)
Commissioner Rosebud County, Montana
Rick Rudometkin (Land)
County Manager Eddy County, New Mexico
Gregg Todd (Energy)
County Administrator Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Kenton Ward (Water)
Surveyor Hamilton County, Indiana