Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

  • Washington, DC
  • www.ncel.net

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is to empower environmentally progressive state lawmakers by (1) sharing ideas and information on environmental issues, legislative initiatives, and regulatory actions; (2) assisting each other on pro-active initiatives; (3) sharing information on efforts to weaken existing laws or enact anti-environment proposals; and (4) providing information on Federal actions which might affect state environmental programs or initiatives or otherwise affect environmental protection.

Main Programs

  1. Great Lakes - Midwestern States Environmental Legislators Project
  2. Mississippi River States Environmental Legislators Project
Service Areas

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National

The National Caucus of Environmental legislators has over 900 members with representation in all 50 states and the province of Ontario.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2011

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Mr. J.R. Tolbert

Keywords

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environment, legislators, legislature, energy, conservation

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EIN

68-0633254

 Number

8340574351

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The goal of the NCEL is to organize pro-environment state legislators nation-wide, and to educate and inform these leaders on state and federal environmental issues and polices – the result of which will be enactment of sound environmental policy at the state level. The NCEL does not lobby for the enactment or defeat of any state or federal legislation.

Programs

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Program 1

Great Lakes - Midwestern States Environmental Legislators Project

The project is focused on state legislators in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.  The project has three main components that have proved successful: 1) state capitol outreach and recruitment visits; 2) annual 2 day forum for members to learn about and discuss shared environmental and energy concerns and policies; and, 3) an email “alerts” network to update members and provide them a place to turn to for assistance with environmental and energy policies.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 2

Mississippi River States Environmental Legislators Project

This project's goal is to educate and inform legislators in the Mississippi River region, from north to south, on the pressing environmental and conservation issues facing the watershed.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$75,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The National Caucus of Environmental legislators has over 900 members with representation in all 50 states and the province of Ontario.

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NATIONAL CAUCUS of ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATORS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. J.R. Tolbert

BIO

J.R. Tolbert is the Executive Director of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.  J.R. comes to the caucus after four years of lobbying in the Virginia General Assembly for clean air, clean water and clean energy policies.  For the past eighteen months, J.R. served as the Assistant Chapter Director of the Virginia Sierra Club.  In this role he developed the chapter’s legislative agenda, served as lead fundraising official for the chapter and oversaw the Sierra Club’s electoral programs in Virginia.  Prior to that, J.R. started Environment Virginia.  A statewide environmental advocacy organization, which by the time J.R. left staff had more than 8,000 members statewide.  J.R. is a graduate of Auburn University, and prior to getting involved in the environmental community he spent six years as a Development Officer in the non-profit sector.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James Hubbard

Maryland House of Delegates

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