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  • An Open Letter to American Water Works Association image

    An Open Letter to American Water Works Association

    Responsible elected officials, financial professionals and utility engineers must support and promote open competition and the need for alternative products and materials in bidding processes for underground infrastructure. Moreover, this is a fundamental right and responsibility of all municipal governments.

  • EPA: Fracking Does Not Pose “Systemic” Threat to Drinking Water image

    EPA: Fracking Does Not Pose “Systemic” Threat to Drinking Water

    Over the past decade, hydraulic fracturing (often colloquially referred to as “fracking”) has generated a great deal of criticism from environmentalists and other activists. However, after conducting a four-year study…

  • Seizing the Initiative: How States Can Help Themselves in Rehabilitating Underground Water Infrastructure image

    Seizing the Initiative: How States Can Help Themselves in Rehabilitating Underground Water Infrastructure

    By: Bonner R. Cohen Faced with the rapid deterioration of their underground water networks, state and local governments are seeking to make the best use of their limited funds to…

  • The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects image

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects Summary It is the intention of this resolution to ensure that all proven and…

  • New Paper Provides Solutions to States Facing Water Infrastructure Crisis image

    New Paper Provides Solutions to States Facing Water Infrastructure Crisis

    New Paper Provides Solutions to States Facing Water Infrastructure Crisis Open and Competitive Bidding Touted as Commonsense Solution to Water Infrastructure Crisis Arlington, VA (September 18,…

  • Competition Leads to Cost-Savings in Water Infrastructure image

    Competition Leads to Cost-Savings in Water Infrastructure

    Every year in North America, 300,000 water main breaks threaten the safety of our communities and place enormous financial burdens on states already struggling to balance budgets. Decisions on how…

  • State Implementation of Clean Water Act (TMDL) Requirements (Amended) image

    State Implementation of Clean Water Act (TMDL) Requirements (Amended)

     Summary This Act sets forth criteria and procedures for states to implement the mandate of the Clean Water Act to develop total maximum daily loads for impaired waters within…

  • The Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act image

    The Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act

    The Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act Model Policy {Title, Enacting clause, etc.} Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of [insert state]…

  • Non-Potable Groundwater Use Act image

    Non-Potable Groundwater Use Act

    Non-Potable Groundwater Use Act PURPOSE :  The purpose of this act is to remediate contaminated water that is not usable as drinking water and make it available for…

  • Iowa Governor’s Condition of the State Address Promises Bold Tax Reform image

    Iowa Governor’s Condition of the State Address Promises Bold Tax Reform

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivered her first Condition of the State address last week in Des Moines. Reynolds served as Lieutenant Governor under former Governor Terry Branstad.

  • Testimony before the Federal Lands Action Group image

    Testimony before the Federal Lands Action Group

    The Environmental Implications of Federally Managed Lands in the West and Canadian Devolution Prepared by Karla Jones Director of the Task Force on International Relations and…

  • State of the State: Iowa image

    State of the State: Iowa

    Iowa’s Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest-serving governor, delivered his 22nd 'Condition of the State' address this month.

  • Energy, Environment and Agriculture image

    Energy, Environment and Agriculture

    The Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force operates under the principles of free-market environmentalism, that is to promote the mutually beneficial link between a robust economy and a healthy environment,…

  • Celebrating Earth Day image

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 as the brainchild of former Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI). One of the leading proponents of environmentalism and conservation at the time,…

  • State Standards for Federal Resource Management Act image

    State Standards for Federal Resource Management Act

    Summary This act creates state standards regarding natural resources and public lands policy to facilitate cohesiveness of state policy and coordination with federal agencies regarding federal resource management. This bill…

  • Vegetative Filter Strips Act image

    Vegetative Filter Strips Act

    Summary The goal of this model bill is to encourage growers to voluntarily construct vegetative filter strips on land between a farm field and an area to…

  • Wetlands Mapping and Protection Act image

    Wetlands Mapping and Protection Act

    Summary  ALEC’s model Wetlands Mapping and Protection Act is designed to permit a state to define the procedures, guidelines, and administration of a wetlands program for the…

  • Protecting Property Rights to Facilitate Species Conservation image

    Protecting Property Rights to Facilitate Species Conservation

    An act relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prepare and implement a regional habitat conservation plan or habitat conservation plan or to enter into a conservation agreement.

  • The Environmental Good Samaritan Act image

    The Environmental Good Samaritan Act

    Summary This bill would establish the Environmental Good Samaritan Act. The purpose of this legislation is to encourage the voluntary reclamation of land and water adversely affected…

  • Resolution on Responsible Resource Development image

    Resolution on Responsible Resource Development

    WHEREAS, Over the past several years American consumers have benefited from substantially lower and more stable natural gas prices due to the development of technologies that allow energy producers to…