Energy and Environment
The binational Midwestern Legislative Conference Energy and Environment Committee was established in late 2022 and met for the first time in July 2023 in conjunction with the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting.
The group’s activities include developing policy resources as well as holding in-person and web-based events for legislators to exchange ideas and learn about key developments and innovations in the areas of energy and the environment. The committee will meet again at the MLC Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on July 21-24, 2024.
The committee officers for 2023-2024 are Illinois Sen. Laura Ellman and Indiana Rep. Ethan Manning, co-chairs; and Ohio Rep. Sharon Ray, vice chair. Legislators from the Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the committee.
The CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee is Jon Davis.
CSG Midwest also provides staff support to two other groups related to energy and environment issues: the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Legislative Caucus and the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project.
This webinar focused on policy and funding opportunities to help expand the use of on-farm anaerobic digesters. It was organized by the CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, and led by federal AgSTAR experts. AgSTAR is a collaborative program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture that promotes the use of biogas recovery systems to reduce methane emissions from livestock waste.Read More
This in-person meeting was a unique learning opportunity for Midwestern state and provincial legislators. Registration was free and travel stipends were available to attend the event, which was be held Nov. 17-18 in the Chicago area. Registration for this event was open to all legislators and was accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space was limited.Read More
An event for legislators representing the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes basin, the meeting focuses on policies related to protecting the Great Lakes.Read More
An event for all legislators from the region's states and provincesRead More
In conjunction with the 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC), the MLC Energy and Environment…Read More
A webinar hosted by the nonpartisan, binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus (GLLC), which gets staff support for its work from CSG MidwestRead More