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.

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All Model Policies

  • Hydrogen Tax Incentives Act Draft

    Policy Definitions (a) “Renewable Hydrogen”, as defined as hydrogen that is produced from electricity from a renewable energy source to create hydrogen gas from water, regardless of whether the renewable energy source is at a separate facility or the same facility as the system of apparatus …

  • Resolution Urging States to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations as a Competitive Market Free From Utility Commission Regulation Draft

    Model Resolution WHEREAS, in most states electric utilities hold monopoly territories for the direct sale of electricity to electric consumers; and WHEREAS, that monopoly status could prevent alternative suppliers from providing charging services, thus limiting the availability of charging stations; and WHEREAS, plug in electric vehicles need 4 times fewer …

  • Act to Establish Statewide Uniformity for Essential Plastic Regulations Draft

    Model Policy Findings: The State finds that some consumer products are essential to society for public health, disaster relief, and food safety. While some localities have banned the sale of some plastic products in an effort to curb littering, the State finds that certain products, defined in this Act, provide …

  • Safeguarding Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Authority Act Draft

    Model Policy A bill to be entitled An act relating to greenhouse gas emissions; providing a definition; prohibiting the adoption and enforcement of certain state and regional programs to regulate greenhouse gas emissions without specific legislative authorization; providing an effective date. Be It Enacted by the Legislature …

  • Resolution Supporting Reliable and Affordable Energy Draft

    Model Resolution WHEREAS, affordable and abundant energy is a strategic resource that is essential to modern life and America’s economic competitiveness; and WHEREAS, the imposition of burdensome, government-mandated carbon dioxide restrictions and disincentives will have a dramatic, immediate impact on energy costs; and WHEREAS, reducing carbon emissions in any individual state, and …

  • Resolution to Protect Access for All Electric Generation Technologies Draft

    Model Resolution WHEREAS, electric energy plays an essential role in the daily lives of all American individuals, families, and businesses, WHEREAS, reliable access to this energy is best ensured through a diverse energy mix generated by a variety of fuel and technology sources, WHEREAS, government at all levels has repeatedly …

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