Energy, Environment and Agriculture

Task Force Description

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.

Meeting Information

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All Model Policies

  • Resolution Concerning the EPA’s Underground Injection Control Class VI Rule Draft

    WHEREAS, clean coal power plants and other industrial facilities are required to receive approval for carbon sequestration under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Class VI rule of the Underground Injection Control program established during the Obama Administration, and WHEREAS, the uncertainty surrounding Class VI approvals may stymie project investments that would …

  • Resolution to Oppose Federal Intervention in Competitive Electricity Markets Draft

    WHEREAS, the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism at the state level are fundamental to maintaining individual freedom and an economically competitive nation; WHEREAS, maintaining access to safe, affordable and reliability energy is critical to individual freedom, prosperity and well-being; WHEREAS, market-oriented energy policies that allow energy to be produced more …

  • Resolution in Support of State Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Corridors Draft

    WHEREAS, states know best how to steward their environment and natural resources, and WHEREAS, pipelines are needed to transport carbon dioxide from natural domes and anthropogenic sources to oil fields, and WHEREAS, over five thousand miles of carbon dioxide pipelines have been built in the United States for the purposes …

  • Resolution Supporting Equal Tax Treatment for All Vehicles Draft

    WHEREAS, the federal government currently offers a tax credit of $7,500 each for certain types of vehicles up to a threshold of 200,000 per automobile manufacturer; and WHEREAS, tax credits for politically favored companies or products distort markets and encourage additional lobbying for government favors; and WHEREAS, tax credits for …

  • Resolution on Wildfire Policy Draft

    WHEREAS, there is a growing number of large, catastrophic wildfires that are impacting communities and their citizens across the West, creating adverse health impacts, destroying billions of dollars in public and private property; and creating significant reliability concerns for the energy sector; and WHEREAS, wildfire risk is increasing due to …

  • RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT COMPETITION AND CONSUMERS CHOICE IN ELECTRICITY MARKETS Draft

    Whereas, many retail electricity consumers in the United States have no choice but to purchase services from a monopoly utility even though monopolies are no longer needed in the retail electricity services market. Whereas, giving retail consumers, including homeowners, businesses, and industry, a choice of electricity services companies would lower …

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