Budget and Appropriations Call Resources

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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 –…

EPA Setbacks Re: Obama Administration Regulation Rollbacks

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has been working quickly to repeal a list of environmental regulations from the last administration. States and environmental groups have taken EPA to court multiple times in the last few months to block deregulations, leading to some setbacks for the agency. Last Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals…

NARC Urges T&I Committee to Reauthorize and Improve EPA’s Brownfields Program

Today the National Association of Regional Councils, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, and U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to reauthorize and improve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program under the Brownfields Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 1758). Suggested…

Brownfields Legislation Passes in House Energy and Commerce Committee

When NARC, NACo, NLC, and USCM put up a united front on reauthorizing and improving the EPA Brownfields Program, the House listened. We are happy to report that the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017) passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee with amendments favorable to our requests. It authorizes appropriations…

EPA, Army Begin Process to Repeal WOTUS Regulation

On June 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Army, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published a press release stating that they are initiating the first of a two-step process to withdraw and rewrite the 2015 “Waters of the US” (WOTUS) regulation put in place by the Obama administration. President…

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