Public Chair: Representative David Reis, Illinois
Private Chair: Paul Loeffelman, American Electric Power
John Eick, Director
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Task Force Documents
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 policy in a wide variety of issue areas, including energy, public lands, 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 launched the EPA Regulatory Train Wreck Initiative to ensure states remain the first among equals with the federal government on environmental regulation. In addition, ALEC’s efforts are intended to maintain the important balance of rational environmental protection with economic progress. The initiative focuses on pending and proposed EPA regulations and the cooperative federalism intent of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.
New Publication: States are Engaging EPA on Clean Power Plan
The Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force has recently release a new State Factor titled, “States are Engaging EPA on Clean Power Plan.” This short white paper was written by three member legislators representing three states across the country that will be affected by EPA’s proposal in different ways. The paper details many of their concerns with the proposed rule as written and highlights some of the efforts being made by state policymakers in response to the Clean Power Plan.
Natural Resource Reserve 2014
Exhaustive list of all energy, environmental, and agriculture model policy ALEC currently has in its library. Only those policies listed in this guide currently exist as official model policy. This policy guide will be updated throughout the year to reflect changes as voted on by the EEA Task Force and ALEC’s Board of Directors. Read more at, http://www.alec.org/publications/natural-resource-reserve/