Environment

Advocacy
Contact: Michael Mittelholzer
mmittelholzer@nahb.org
(202) 266-8660

A number of environmental issues and federal regulations impact the housing industry. NAHB advocates for common-sense regulations that protect our country’s natural resources and provide regulatory certainty for home builders and developers.

Learn how NAHB is advocating for the industry on these key environmental issues.

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Air Quality

State efforts to comply with the federal Clean Air Act must be carefully crafted to avoid placing undue restrictions on land development.

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Climate Change

Climate change policy must avoid creating unintended consequences that could impact builders and developers, including the imposition of onerous permitting requirements.

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Waters of the U.S.

The final version of the conforming definition of WOTUS was released in September 2023. Learn more about the features included in the 2023 conforming rule, how it compares to the pre-2015 rule, and more.

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Stormwater

Tools to help developers advocate for smart, flexible stormwater management.