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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

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.

The Big Burn: Actions to Mitigate Wildfire Risk and Build Forest Resilience

Recent fire events have upended the notion of a summer fire season. States across the country are now battling large and unpredictable wildfires year-round. On this webinar, we’ll discuss the broad array of federal resources that are being made available to states and look at some specific actions states are taking to mitigate wildfire risk.

The Environment Policy Landscape: An Overview

NCSL’s environmental policy experts provide an overview of 2021 state policies addressing environmental health and cleanup, solid waste management and natural disasters, and give a brief federal overview of salient state-federal environmental issues. Speakers include Mindy Bridges, Kristen Hildreth, Shelly Oren and Jennifer Schultz, NCSL.

Forever Chemicals? State and Federal Actions on PFAS

Get an overview of humanmade chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are cropping up in fertilizer, clothing, food, water and human bodies. Learn what states and the federal government are doing to address this relatively new environmental issue. Speakers include Taylor Meredith, Environmental Protection Agency, Gretchen Slater, Safer States, and Christophe Tulou, U.S. Senate.