Public Chair: Representative Thomas Lockhart, Wyoming
Private Co-Chair: Paul Loeffelman, American Electric Power
Todd Wynn, Director
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John Eick, Legislative Analyst
The Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force operates under the principles of free-market environmentalism, that is to promote the mutually beneficial link between a robust economy and a healthy environment, to unleash the creative powers of the free market for environmental stewardship, and to enhance the quality and use of our natural and agricultural resources for the benefit of human health and well-being. The Task Force works to develop model legislation in a wide variety of issue areas, including public lands, climate change, chemical regulation, agricultural technology, regulatory reform, air and water quality, federal-state relations, environmental health, waste management, rural development, and property rights.
The Task Force has launched the Climate Change Initiative in response to the attempts at both the federal and state levels to implement cap-and-trade programs and other regulations of greenhouse gases. The initiative focuses on regional climate initiatives, EPA regulations, and the federal cap-and-trade legislation. In response to the trend of regional initiatives among states, the Task Force works with state legislators to urge withdrawal from or repeal of these costly measures that bind businesses and harm economies with no substantial environmental benefit.