Environment

States serve as environmental stewards through their roles in managing state parks and forests, energy production and distribution, wildlife protection, land use and waste management. States also directly affect natural resources through their preservation and conservation strategies. To be effective environmental stewards, states must seek to balance efforts to maintain a healthy environment with efforts to develop and utilize natural resources.

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Spring 2022 Meeting of Federal Facilities Task Force

Spring 2022 Meeting of Federal Facilities Task Force

The Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) held its 2022 Spring Meeting on April 26-27 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. On the first day of the meeting, FFTF Members toured the Waste ...
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Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

In Governors’ 2022 State of the State addresses, a common theme has been the adoption and manufacture of electric and alternative fuel vehicles and fueling/charging infrastructure as a priority area ...
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Leveraging Historic Federal Water Infrastructure Funding to Meet Governors' Water Priorities

Leveraging Historic Federal Water Infrastructure Funding to Meet Governors’ Water Priorities

With passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Governors can make a transformational investment in stormwater infrastructure and provide more assistance to overburdened communities. by Jessica Rackley and Bevin ...
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Balancing Stormwater Infrastructure Costs

Balancing Stormwater Infrastructure Costs

How Governors & States Can Equitably Address Stormwater Funding (Download) Background States and local jurisdictions are facing dual challenges of upgrading older stormwater infrastructure (storm sewers, ditches, and flood control ...
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Leveraging State Revolving Funds for Green Infrastructure Projects

Leveraging State Revolving Funds for Green Infrastructure Projects

States have an opportunity to use State Revolving Funds (SRF’s) to invest in nature-based infrastructure to improve water quality, mitigate flood risks, and improve the health of people and ecosystems ...
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Relationships and Roles within Regulatory Frameworks for Nuclear Waste Cleanup

Relationships and Roles within Regulatory Frameworks for Nuclear Waste Cleanup

This webinar introduces attendees to the legal nature, interrelationships between, and designated authorities’ roles under several regulatory frameworks, and explains how different wastes and cleanup processes fall within the purview ...
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State Energy Toolkit

The toolkit offers ideas to help governors respond to trends as they take action in their states in four areas — energy efficiency, clean energy, transportation electrification, and cyber and physical protection.


Federal Facilities Task Force

The mission of the FFTF is to bring together governor-designated representatives with U.S. Department of Energy officials to examine critical technical, policy and budget issues and improve coordination of major program decisions on a range of issues related to radioactive material and waste.


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States serve as environmental stewards through their roles in managing state parks and forests, energy production and distribution, wildlife protection, land use and waste management. States also directly affect natural resources through their preservation and conservation strategies. To be effective environmental stewards, states must seek to balance efforts to maintain a healthy environment with efforts to develop and utilize natural resources.

Opening Workshop on Policy Academy on Power Sector Modernization

February 1-3, 2017 | San Diego, CA The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held an opening workshop as part of the Power Sector Modernization Policy Academy ...
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WRDA Reauthorization

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol, S-230 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol, S-221 Washington, D.C. 20510 ...
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Opportunities for Governors to Align Electricity Markets with State Energy Goals

Electric utilities are facing a fundamental challenge to their profitability and long-term viability as the business models shaped by state regulation and legislation have not kept pace with contemporary technologies, ...
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Opportunities for Energy Efficiency to Help States Reduce Costs and Achieve Co-Benefits Under the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued state-specific reduction targets for carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Power Plan (CPP)— established pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions ...
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Opportunities for States to Pursue Multistate Compliance Options under the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) — established pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from existing power plants—was finalized and states have begun to ...
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Webinar #3

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the final in a series of three webinars designed to provide governors’ advisors with information and best practices surrounding ...
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WRDA Reauthorization

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol, S-230 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate United States Capitol, S-221 Washington, D.C. 20510 ...
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‘Governor’s Corner’ Column Spotlights State Energy Advancements

Each quarter, the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly. In the latest edition, Program Director Aliza Wasserman and Policy ...
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Webinar #2

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the second in a series of three webinars designed to provide governors’ advisors with information and best practices surrounding ...
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