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Resolutions

As a member driven organization, efforts to advance resolutions and policy positions are based on the engagement and priorities of our policy committee and programs. Honoring the overall work of our organization, such efforts are intended to promote collaborative and regional solutions. More detailed information about the process and opportunities for policy committees can be found in the resolutions guidelines document linked below.

Operating within an established framework of rules and protocols, CSG West programs allow appointed members the ability to address and pass resolutions or actions related to the objectives of the respective program. Resolutions and actions passed by a program do not require the approval of the CSG West Executive Committee. Details of each program’s rules can be found on the program page.

Resolutions By Year

2018

September 13
Snowbird, Utah
POLICY DIRECTIVE 2018-01
Resolution Affirming NAFTA as a Trilateral Agreement

2017

August 19
Tacoma, Washington
POLICY DIRECTIVE 2017-01
Related to State – Federal Relations

2015

2013

August 2
Las Vegas, Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-01
Resolution on Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

August 2
Las Vegas, Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-02
Resolution on the Reauthorization of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program

August 2
Las Vegas Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-03
Resolution Supporting Increased North American Cooperation and Coordination

August 2
Las Vegas Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-04
Resolution on Combating Aquatic Invasive Species

August 2
Las Vegas Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-05
Resolution in Memoriam of Alan Rosenthal

August 2
Las Vegas Nevada
RESOLUTION 2013-06
Resolution in Memoriam of Arch Lustberg

2012

July 23, 2012
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
RESOLUTION 2012-01
Resolution Regarding the Nation’s Deficit Spending and National Debt

2004

September 29

Drought Letter
Letter to U.S. Congress regarding National Preparedness Drought Act
(S. 1454 and H.R. 2871) signed by CSG-WEST Officers

September 29

Anchorage Alaska

  1. Highway and Transit Program Reauthorization
    (Calls For Prompt Enactment Of A Well-Funded, Six-Year Reauthorization Bill)
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee

2003

August 1

Honolulu Hawaii

  1. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Future Project Siting
    (Requests the DOE to Locate FutureGen in One of the Western States With Large Coal Deposits)
    Introduced by the Energy and Public Lands Committee
  2. Urging Western States To Save Energy
    (Urges Western State Legislatures To Create A Link To DOE’s Website And To Lead By Example In Saving Energy With A Focus On Natural Gas)
    Introduced by the Energy and Public Lands Committee
  3. Withdrawal Of The Federal Land Managers Guidance (FLAG) Which Impede Needed Energy Projects
    (Requests The FLAG Be Replaced By Complete Federal Agency And Public Reviews)
    Introduced by the Energy and Public Lands Committee

2002

July 19

Lake Tahoe Nevada

  1. Resolution Urging the United States Congress to Compensate Western States for the Impact of Federal Land Ownership on State Education Funding
    (more information on APPLE: the Action Plan for Public Lands & Education)
    Introduced by the Executive Committee
  2. Nuclear Research and Production
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  3. Environmental Protection Agency and New Source Review
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  4. CSG-WEST Energy Subcommittee On Natural Gas
    Introduced by the Energy Committee

2001

July 28

Whistler British Columbia

  1. In Support of the Development of a Continental Energy Market
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  2. Endangered Species Act of 1973
    Introduced by the Western Water Policy Committee
  3. Management of Drought in the West
    Introduced by the Western Water Policy Committee
  4. Affirming State Sovereignty Over Submerged Lands and Navigable Waters
    Introduced by the Western Water Policy Committee
  5. Canadian Bid For Vancouver Whistler 2010 Olympics
    Introduced by the Executive Committee

2000

November 18

San Diego California

  1. Stopgap Electric Transmission Reliability Management System
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  2. Supporting The Formation Of The Western Interconnection Organization
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  3. The Role Of Collaborative Problem Solving In Western Natural Resources
    Introduced by Public Land Policy Committee

1999

July 19

Sun Valley Idaho

  1. Community Right-To-Know Act And Toxics Release Inventory
    Urging congress To Exempt The Mining Industry From The Reporting Requirement of The Toxics Release Inventory
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  2. Protecting Electric System Reliability In The West
    Urging Congress To Give Western States A Significant Role In Electric Reliability Decisions
    Introduced by the Energy Committee
  3. Calling For The Development Of A Western Platform On Natural Resources Issues
    Introduced by Public Lands Policy Committee
  4. Urging Congress Not To Increase Its Land Holdings
    Introduced by Public Lands Policy Committee

1998

September 22

Anchorage Alaska

  1. Civic Education On Representative Democracy
    Urging Western State Legislatures To Take Steps To Promote Civic Education On Representative Democracy
    Introduced by the Executive Committee
  2. Urging The President And The U.S. Congress To Reject The Report Of The Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission And Consider Dissenting Views
    Introduced by the Western Water Policy Committee
  3. Western Trade Corridors
    Calling For Full funding Of The Western Trade Corridors In The TEA-21 Budget And Urging Congress To Concentrate On The Importance Of The West’s Trade Needs And Economic Vitality
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee
  4. Public Access Rights Across Federal Lands
    Supporting State And Local Government Legal Actions Exercising Public Access Rights Across Federal Public Lands Granted To The States Under Revised Statue 2477 Dealing With Rights-Of-Ways
    Introduced by the Energy and Minerals Committee
  5. North Slope Natural Gas Project
    Urging U.S. Congress To Support And Encourage The Development And Completion Of A Plan To Transport And Market The Vast Alaska North Slope Natural Gas Reserves
    Introduced by the Energy and Minerals Committee
  6. Urging EPA And U.S. Congress To Refrain From Defining Carbon Dioxide As A Pollutant
    Electrical Industry Restructuring Committee
  7. Labeling Meat To Identify Country Origin
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee
  8. Maintaining The Free Flow Of People And Goods Across The United States Border
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee
  9. Reaffirming The Founding Documents Of Sovereign States
    Introduced by the Public Lands Committee
  10. Pending EPA Regional Haze Rule
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee

1997

  1. Amendment Of The Illegal Immigration Reform Act
    Introduced by the Trade and Transportation Committee
  2. National Monument Fairness Act
    Introduced by the Executive Committee
  3. Response To The Draft Report Of The Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission
    Introduced by the Western Water Policy Committee
  4. Western Regional Presidential Preference Primary
    Introduced by the Executive Committee
  5. National Guard Issue
    Introduced by the Executive Committee
  6. Statement of Western Political Leaders
    Introduced by the Executive Committee