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Sen. Ross Tolleson Attends National Conference on Environment
Sen. Ross Tolleson Attends National Conference on Environment


Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) attended the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Environment 2013 Spring Forum on May 2-4 in Denver, Colo.  The forum focused around hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, but also provided policymakers from across the country with the opportunity to exchange ideas on issues regarding the environment.

“As our country continues to explore innovative ways to utilize our natural resources, these forums allow us to meet and discuss what best suits our state’s needs,” said Sen. Tolleson.  “Since the price of natural gas continues to rise, we must keep our minds open to new ways of unlocking this precious resource.  By learning more about infrastructure, we can preserve our natural resources for the future while also protecting them right now.”

As Co-Chairman of the NCSL Environment Committee, Sen. Tolleson served as the moderator for the joint session on national infrastructure and presided over the environmental committee business meeting where financing water infrastructure was discussed.  Attendees were invited to tour the oil and natural gas drilling sites outside of Denver and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) which focuses on advancing renewable energy efficiency technologies.  In addition, Sen. Tolleson attended informative meetings on better forestry management techniques.

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.

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