NCSL Environment and Natural Resources

"The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues."

In NCSL's Environment and Natural Resources issues area, you'll find information on new or proposed legislation, including consumer laws. Topics include climate change and air quality, water, land use, waste, environmental health, healthy communities, federal issues, and more. Browse or use the full-text search function.

Examples, to name only a few: resolving land-use conflicts between civilian communities and military bases; rules governing discharges into bodies of water; limiting BPA in children's products; requiring the recycling of electronic waste; urging congress to open Yucca Mountain; encouraging rainwater harvesting.