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.

Creating Water Resilience: State Regulations for Water Reuse and Recycling

Creating Water Resilience: State Regulations for Water Reuse and Recycling

As water resources continue to be stressed even in traditionally water rich states by climate change, population growth, pollution and other issues, water reuse and recycling can offer one solution to ...
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2020 Spring Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

2020 Spring Meeting of the Federal Facilities Task Force

Virtual Meeting | May 5 – 6, 2020 The National Governors Association hosted the Federal Facilities Task Force (FFTF) Spring Meeting from May 5-6, 2020 via remote Zoom meeting. The meeting featured expert speakers ...
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How Extreme Weather Trends Impact Transportation Networks

How Extreme Weather Trends Impact Transportation Networks

In both incremental and dramatic ways, extreme weather is threatening our nation’s transportation networks. Devastating disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, can cause billions of dollars in damage to roads, ...
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Governors Taking Action by Leading by Example

Governors Taking Action by Leading by Example

Governors have the unique ability to reduce energy consumption in state-owned facilities through aggressive lead-by-example (LBE) targets. Energy use at state government facilities accounts for around 10 percent of a ...
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Eighteenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Nashville, TN | November 19-21, 2019 The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 18th annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy on Nuclear ...
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New Advisor Bootcamp and Annual Water Policy Institute

Annapolis, MD | Dec. 2-3, 2019 The 2019 Water Policy Institute featured innovative policies and approaches along with cross-cutting issues such as health challenges with PFAs and the nexus of ...
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Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

St. Paul, MN | July 17 – 19, 2019 The National Governors Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute brought together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy solutions, ...
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Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update for Governors

This guide, produced by the National Governors Association's (NGA) Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team, outlines successes and challenges faced by states and DOE in cleaning up nuclear weapons waste created ...
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Federal Facilities Task Force 2019 Spring Meeting on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Augusta, GA | May 21 – 22, 2019 The National Governors Association leads the Federal Facilities Task Force, a group of governor’s appointees from a dozen states tasked with collaborating, ...
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