House Jumps into National Monuments Fight

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House Jumps into National Monuments Fight

Last Monday, the president signed two proclamations to scale back two large national monuments in Utah – the 1.4-million-acre Bear Ears National Monument to 220,000 acres and the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to 1 million acres. While the Trump administration maintained that the reduction in land would allow ranchers to be stewards of…

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development & Reauthorization Act

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Association of Counties today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017): “We commend members of the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this important legislation…

EPA to Host 10 Hearings on WOTUS Rewrite

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally proposed back in July to repeal the “waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule under the Clean Water Act, which the agency called too vague and far-reaching. EPA is hosting a series of 10 teleconference meetings this fall to discuss how they should rewrite the rule. Nine of the…

Opportunity for Cities to Issue First Public Environmental Impact Bonds

Interested in Environmental Impact Bonds (EIB)? Quantified Ventures and Neighborly are looking for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for two cities to be the first to issue publicly marketed EIBs this fall. Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, Neighborly and Quantified Ventures will offer their services pro bono to help the selected cities structure, market, and underwrite…

Budget and Appropriations Call Resources

In response to budget and appropriations requests for information, NARC hosted a conference call last week. Both the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) provided important county and city perspectives during the call. Here are some resources from the call: Call Summary Fast Facts – House Appropriations Fast Facts –…

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