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.

Bootcamp for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors

May 9-10, 2019| Arlington, VA NGA Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a bootcamp on May 9 and 10 for Governors' New Energy Policy Advisors. The bootcamp will provide new staff ...
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New Governors Energy Policy Advisers Webinar (Part 2)

Moderator & Speaker Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA Speakers Carl Linvill, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project Kristy Hartman, Energy Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures ...
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Global Energy Solutions Summit

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Friday, March 29, 2019 The National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices (NGA Solutions) and NGA Global, in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy ...
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Offshore Wind, Energy Storage, Carbon Capture to Be Discussed at Global Energy Solutions Summit

States and international partners will explore policy solutions at a conference hosted by NGA and embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark The National Governors Association and the embassies of Australia, Canada ...
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New Governors Energy Policy Advisers Webinar (Part 1)

NGA’s Energy, Infrastructure & Environment (EIE) Division hosted a series of events in 2019 for new energy advisers. This webinar was the first event for new advisers. During this webinar, ...
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Seventeenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy

November 14 – 16, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 17th annual Intergovernmental Meeting. This meeting brought together the ...
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Emerging Contaminants: Prevention, Treatment and Messaging

October 27, 2017 Join NGA's Water Policy Learning Network to hear from expert practitioners about state policies and programs aimed at prevention and treatment of emerging contaminants that threaten drinking ...
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Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning Lab

October 17-19, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois The National Governors Association convened Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Virginia in Chicago to participate in the Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning ...
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Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable

September 18, 2018 | Washington D.C. The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices held an Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable in Washington D.C. on September 18, 2018. The Roundtable ...
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