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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Environment and Natural Resources

Unpacking the Elements of Extended Producer Responsibility

Over the past two decades, state lawmakers have demonstrated growing interest in extended producer responsibility (EPR), a policy approach that assigns producers greater responsibility for the end-of-life management of the products they introduce to the market. EPR programs aim to reduce public spending on waste management, increase recycling, and contribute to innovations in product design. While initially focused on products such as electronics and paint, the emphasis is now on plastic packaging, solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. This webinar will explore the evolution of EPR and associated policies to revitalize recycling.

Protecting Livestock and Wildlife: The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease is a contagious degenerative infection that has been known to have significant impacts on cervids for decades. Concern in the scientific community about CWD’s potential spread to livestock, especially cattle, has been rising in recent years. Join NCSL for an overview of CWD and information about what states and the federal government is doing to protect America’s food supply chain from potential contamination and impacts.

The Great Outdoors - New Frontiers for Youth and Veteran Job Training

Last year the Biden administration launched the American Climate Corps to train 20,000 Americans, including youth, veterans and disadvantaged populations in high-quality high-demand energy, conservation and climate fields. Join NCSL for an overview of this effort, including information about program components such as the AmeriCorps NCCC Forest Corps, which is focused on national forest and grassland conservation, and the Working Lands Climate Corps, which is focused on workforce training in climate conscious agriculture and conservation. Hear about new opportunities this program can bring to your state.

PFAS: When Lasting Forever Is A Problem

State responses to PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are rapidly evolving, and go far beyond drinking water and firefighting foam management. Join us to discuss proposed federal maximum contaminant levels and the way states are addressing this class of emerging contaminants.

Strengthening 911 Systems: State Policy Options

An estimated 240 million calls are made annually to 911 call centers nationwide. States rely on a strong 911 communications infrastructure and steady workforce to respond promptly to such calls and set the emergency response process in motion. However, factors like limited resources and the ongoing demand to accommodate technological advancements can create barriers to effective emergency care. This webinar will explore the use of improved technology, funding and other tools available to policymakers to enhance their state’s existing 911 systems.