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.


NGA Resources

Examining the Science and Policies to Protect Human Health and Water Quality from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Examining the Science and Policies to Protect Human Health and Water Quality from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

NGA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center) are hosting two free virtual sessions examining Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl ...
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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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