• Microbeads
    Microbeads are entering waterways and absorbing toxins as they move up the food chain. Find out more here.
  • Neonicotinoids
    Pesticides with chemicals in the neonicotinoid family have been linked to colony collapse disorder in honeybees. Read more about this emerging issue and state legislation to address the problem here.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
    NCEL has developed a standalone website dedicated to hydraulic fracturing resources, including reports, studies and news coverage. Click here to find out more.


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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