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.

Stormwater Funding Equity Roundtable

Stormwater Funding Equity Roundtable

This expert's roundtable brought together state officials from the Delaware River Basin states and national and regional policy experts to examine the equity implications of stormwater funding. Discussion focused on ...
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State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

State Strategies to Increase Land Conservation and Recreational Access

A discussion of the 30x30 goal and detail how states can partner with non-profits to enhance land conservation and stewardship efforts that also provide recreational, economic and equity benefits. The ...
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State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

State Insights on the Water-Energy Nexus and Policy Ideas to Achieve Greater Savings

This paper provides an overview of challenges that states are facing in developing integrated water and energy conservation policies; provides background on Arizona and Wisconsin’s innovative water-energy policies and programs; ...
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2021 Winter Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

2021 Winter Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

Virtual Meeting | January 13 – 14, 2021 The National Governors Association hosted the Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) Winter Meeting from January 13-14, 2021, via remote Zoom conference. The ...
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Nineteenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Nineteenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Virtual Meeting | November 17-18, 2020 The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 19th Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

The SRAP tool is meant to help Governors and their staff assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for disasters. Nov 16, 2020 NGA hosted a webinar to provide an ...
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Wastewater Testing to Track and Respond to COVID-19

Wastewater Testing to Track and Respond to COVID-19

State review of how wastewater COVID-19 surveillance programs are organized, deployed, and funded and how they plan to use the data to inform their response to COVID-19. Nov 4, 2020 02:00 PM Wastewater testing has been ...
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Governors Leading on Energy Transitions:   An Overview of State Energy Goals

Governors Leading on Energy Transitions: An Overview of State Energy Goals

This paper provides an overview of current Governor leadership on advancing clean energy. (View/Download) Introduction Governors are leading on incentivizing and investing in clean energy. As of this writing, 30 ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

The State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool was created to help Governors and their staffs assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for natural and man-made disasters. Background | Vision/Goals ...
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