• Carbon Pricing
    Six Northeast states are considering policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs with a price on carbon. Click here to find out more.
  • Wildlife Trafficking Briefing Book
    Several states have legislation to address illegal wildlife trafficking within their borders to protect animals like elephants and rhinos around the globe. Download our briefing book for a fact sheet, FAQ, and bill lists here.
  • Ocean Acidification
    Ocean acidification threatens coastal economies and ecosystems. Read more about this emerging issue and state legislation to address the problem here.


About NCEL

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators representing all 50 states and both major parties. Created by and for state legislators, the Caucus serves as a resource on environmental issues through legislative research, organized events, and by facilitating collaboration between lawmakers working on similar issues. 




NCEL staff have created “issue toolkits” on a variety of topics, and you can click on the photos below to access resources on each topic, including links to legislation, issue fact sheets and more. Please contact us if the issue you are interested in is not listed below. 

Climate & Energy

Clean Water

Chemical Policy






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