Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gentile named to environmental committee

     State Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-Ansonia, has been appointed by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, to serve on the National Council of State Legislature’s Environment Committee.

State Rep. Linda M. Gentile
     The NCSL Environment Committee is one of 12 standing committees of the National Conference of State Legislatures responsible for state and federal natural resources legislation, regulations and policies. 
      Its goal is to educate Congress and federal agencies as to state concerns regarding these issues and serve as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information about options being considered in other states. 
       The NCSL uses these policies as guides to advocate at the national level.

    “Few issues are as important to me as the environment,” Gentile said.  “As the House chair of Connecticut’s Environment Committee, I look forward a continued exchange of ideas and bringing them back to the state.”

     The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves legislators and staffs of all states, commonwealths and territories.
     NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and advocate for the interests of states in the American federal system.

     “Rep. Gentile’s state legislative experience, particularly as House Chair of our Environment Committee, will allow her to represent Connecticut well as she undertakes this exciting challenge,” Sharkey said. 
      “Linda’s work on this committee will not only strengthen the effectiveness of NCSL, but also protect Connecticut's environmental interests at the national level.”

This is a press release from Gentile's office.

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