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.
All Model Policies
Gas Tax Transparency Act Draft
(1) The legislature finds that tax transparency is critical to understanding a citizen’s total tax burden and making sound decisions about energy and transportation policy. Providing tax information in a visible way is key to an informed citizenry. (2) The department shall produce a fuel tax sticker for display on …
Resolution Supporting States Ability to Permit and Regulate Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands within Their Borders Draft
Resolution Supporting States Ability to Permit and Regulate Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands within Their Borders Whereas, onshore energy development supports hundreds of thousands of American jobs, generates billions of dollars in government revenue annually, and lessens America’s dependence on overseas oil and natural gas; and …
WHEREAS, affordable and dependable energy is essential to modern life, America’s economic competitiveness, and the well-being of American citizens and businesses; and WHEREAS, anything that increases the costs of energy – particularly without providing a measurable, meaningful benefit to those affected by such an increase – has an immediate and …
Critical Infrastructure Protection Act Summary Drawing inspiration from two laws enacted in 2017 by the State of Oklahoma,1 this Act codifies criminal penalties for a person convicted of willfully trespassing or entering property containing a critical infrastructure facility without permission by the owner of the property, and holds …
Act to Establish Statewide Uniformity for Auxiliary Container Regulations Summary: AN ACT to preempt local ordinances regulating the use, disposition, or sale of, prohibiting or restricting, or imposing any fee, charge, or tax on certain containers. Sec. 1. As used in this act: (a) “Auxiliary container” means a bag, …
Resolution Urging the President and Congress to Abide by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to Establish a Permanent Geologic Repository for Used Nuclear Fuel and Defense-Related High-Level Radioactive Waste Final
WHEREAS, America’s 99 commercial nuclear plants generate 20 percent of the Nation’s electricity with remarkably high levels of efficiency and reliability while producing zero emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress enacted the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and directed the Department of Energy (DOE) …