national affairs and legislation Committee

The national affairs and legislation committee educates the membership on current legislative and national government policy issues that have to do with restoring, improving, and protecting the quality of the environment. GCA position papers deal with clean air, clean water, climate change, national parks, native plants, public lands, and transportation.

november 13, 2014

Update #14: Looking Ahead to Lame Duck Congress and Next Year

july 16, 2014

Update # 13, Regulation of Existing Power Plants to Reduce Carbon Emissions: A Look Inside the Box

april 23, 2014

Update #12, New Clean Water Act Regulations

february 3, 2014

Update #10, Farm Bill Conference Agreement: Senate Vote Tomorrow, Feb 4

november 15, 2013

Update #9, National Endowment for the Oceans

november 5, 2013

Update #8, Farm Bill Goes to Conference—It’s Time
to Ask Your Legislators to Defend Three Important
Conservation Provisions in the Senate Bill.

september 26, 2013

Update #7, Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities

August 28, 2013

Update #6, Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
S.1009, "Chemical Safety Improvement Act" 

july 29, 2013

Update # 5, Energy Efficiency Bill

Fall 2012 Report 

In September, the National Affairs and Legislation Committee joined the Conservation Committee for an educational and beautiful trip to the “Forever Wild” Adirondacks. Viewing watershed damage from Hurricane Irene, hearing reports on the probable effects of climate change on the region, and learning more about this amazingly conserved area was an inspiring experience.
Efforts are on-going to make the NAL Committee reports on the website and acorn/wordpress available and easily accessible to members who want to learn more about past and present activities of the Conservation and NAL Committees.
Planning for the GCA NAL 2013 Meeting in Washington has started. Our enthusiastic zone representatives and all Conservation and NAL Committee members hope to inspire more GCA members to have their voices heard by their national representatives.
NAL Committee members are following legislative, regulatory, and policy concerns related to the effects of non-passage of the Farm Bill and the consequences of funding cuts to come with budget sequestration in January--especially those related to our National Parks and public lands.

GCA Newsletter Conservation Watch (Fall 2012):



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