The Environment & Agriculture Committee focuses on the environment, agriculture, chemicals, and water. Specifically, the committee considers the regulation of environmental quality, water quality, Superfund, solid waste, food safety, and nanotechnology, focusing on whether these regulations are efficiently undertaken and based on sound science and the best data available, consider health risks, and avoid unnecessary burdens.

Issue Areas


  • Environmental Quality
  • Environmental Audits
  • Clean Water Act
  • Surface Water Quality
  • Groundwater
  • Waste Management
  • Superfund
  • Brownfields
  • Noise Emission Standards
  • Toxic Substances and Nanotechnology
  • Disclosure of Hazardous Substance Information
  • Marine and Estuarine Sanctuaries
  • Invasive Species
  • Coal Production and Transportation

Public Lands Management

  • Land Use Planning
  • Access Roads
  • Land Surveys
  • Payments in Lieu of Taxes
  • Adjudication of Administrative Decisions
  • Withdrawals and Reservations
  • Wilderness Areas
  • Buffer Zones
  • Non-Mineral Resources (forestry)
  • Nonfuel Minerals

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