ATLANTA (December 18, 2012) – Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) was recently appointed to Co-Chair the National Conference of State Legislatures Environment Committee for 2012-2014.
“It is an honor to be selected by such a prestigious organization to co-chair a committee that I am so passionate about,” said Sen. Tolleson. “The environment is a precious asset that we as legislators must work hard to maintain and protect. I look forward to learning with fellow colleagues from across the country to develop ideas and initiatives to keep our environment and natural resources safe for future generations.”
The Environment Committee is responsible for educating Congress and federal agencies as to state concerns regarding these issues and serves as a forum for legislators and staff to learn about and share information about options being considered in other states. The committee will focus on various topics such as, alternative energy, natural disasters, nuclear waste and water policy.
The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2012
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Deputy Director
Emily Williams, Communications Associate