On August 4th, 2017, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) recognized two state lawmakers for outstanding accomplishments on environmental issues. NCEL staff presented Nevada Assemblymember Chris Brooks with its “Rising Environmental Leader” award, and former California Senator Fran Pavley received the “Leon G. Billings Lifetime Achievement Award.” The awards were announced at NCEL’s fourth […]
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A recent study published in Science has found that excessive nutrient enrichment is likely to increase in the continental United States, due to changes in weather patterns as a result of climate change. This climate change induced precipitation could boost nitrogen run off as much as 20% over the next century. These reduced levels of […]
New Hampshire State Senator Martha Fuller Clark published a joint op-ed with Rebecca Hamilton, family owner and vice president of the W.S. Badger Company, on the importance of carbon pricing options to address climate change. Below is an excerpt from the column: A carbon reduction investment study, such as the one proposed in Senate Bill 123, […]
Summary: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated individual who will support organizational communications, fundraising, and program initiatives. The Program Associate will report directly to the Executive Director and Program Director. NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally-committed state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback […]
An Act relative to creating energy jobs in Massachusetts, H3473, has a hearing scheduled on 7/18/17 from 10:30 am – 1 pm. The bill, authored by Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose, includes carbon pricing as a key pillar in its plan to reduce reliance on nonrenewable energy sources.
Summary: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated employee who will coordinate legislative outreach and track legislation around the country. This position will have an emphasis on energy policy, but will occasionally support other issue areas including water quality and chemical policy. NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally […]
A new poll demonstrates and an overwhelming majority (75%) of Massachusetts voters are willing to spend an extra $10/month on energy bills to reduce GHG emissions. The poll was conducted by WBUR and more information is available here.
A new study published in the journal Science links neonicotinoid usage with fewer queen bees as well as trouble surviving the winter for both honey bees and wild bee populations. There have been mixed lab-based studies on the impact of neonicotinoids, and this study sought to investigate real-world impacts across 33 field sites in Europe. […]
A new budget provision in New York will provide $50,000 to study incentives for climate-smart farming practices, including tax credits, grants, and other programs. Assemblywoman Didi Barrett originally introduced the proposal as a standalone Carbon Farming Act (A3281) but was able to incorporate it into the state budget where she can help implement the study […]
Over 550 Legislators Representing 45 States Commit to State Action on the Paris Climate Agreement and Oppose Trump’s Withdrawal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 21, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement today committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering to the Paris Climate Agreement. […]