(July 21, 2017) ITRC Co-Chairs, Tom Higgins (MN PCA) and Cherri Baysinger (MO DHSS), and Director, Patricia Reyes, attended the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) STEP Meeting this week in Washington, D.C. ECOS STEP (State Environmental Protection) acts as an interactive educational forum for state officials, federal government agencies, industry, and nonprofits. This year’s theme was Reframing Our Environmental Future, focusing on partnerships, accountability, research, and communicating results.

ECOS President and Commissioner, John Linc Stine of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, giving opening remarks at STEP 2017.