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

  • Resolution in Support of The Prime Act

    WHEREAS, the COVID19 pandemic has shown the importance of a robust food supply; WHEREAS, four major processors handle over 90% of the nation’s meat production; WHEREAS, consumer preference for locally produced food is a popular and growing trend; WHEREAS, current federal law prohibits intrastate sale of meat from a farmer …

  • Resolution Promoting Wireless Electricity Transmission

    WHEREAS, components of the various electric transmission grids across the United States rely on physical transmission architecture including wires and towers that require continuous inspection, maintenance and right-of-way vegetative mitigation; and WHEREAS, the mechanical electric transmission grid is made up of over 150,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, 5.5 million miles of …

  • Resolution on Life-Cycle Management of EV Batteries and Solar Panels

    WHEREAS, Congress has placed a high priority on decreasing hydrocarbon fueled electricity generation by increasing the deployment of solar panel (SP) technology, and at the same time encouraged an increase in the number of electric vehicles (EV) in the United States, with the objective of reducing reliance on internal combustion engines; and …

  • Resolution to Support States Rights in Establishing Net Metering Policies

    WHEREAS, on April 14, 2020 a petition was filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking the federal agency to assert jurisdiction over net metering programs currently administered at the state level.1   WHEREAS, net metering is “a metering and billing arrangement designed to compensate distributed energy generation (DG) …

  • Resolution in Support of FERC Proposed Rulemaking on PURPA Final

    Whereas the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was passed in 1978, splitting authority for implementation and enforcement of different aspects of the law between the states and federal government Whereas in recent years, numerous state legislatures and public utility commissions have sought to amend their …


    MODEL POLICY ON HEMP AND CBD PRODUCTION AND SALE   BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE: NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  The legislature intends to: (1) Authorize and establish a new licensing and regulatory program for hemp production in this state in accordance with the agriculture improvement act of …

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