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

Task Force Meeting Agenda

Thursday, December 1, 2022

1:45pm-4:45pm

1:45 PM            Call to Order, Welcome and Introductions

2:00 PM            New Model Policy for Consideration

Eliminate Political Boycotts Act

2:45 PM            Presentation – Resource Availability

3:10 PM            New Model Policy for Consideration

Act to Create a Feasibility Study on New Nuclear Energy Generation

3:25 PM            New Model Policy for Consideration

Act to Establish a Study on the Commercial Application of Existing Technology to Reclaim and Repurpose Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods

3:40 PM            Presentation – Sackett v. EPA – Water & Property Rights

4:05 PM            New Model Policy for Consideration

An Act Regarding Non-Personhood Status for Environmental Elements, Animals and Inanimate Objects

4:20 PM            Presentation – An Update on Wildfire Policy

4:40 PM            Final Announcements

4:45 PM            Adjournment

All Model Policies

  • An Act Regarding Non-Personhood Status for Environmental Elements, Animals and Inanimate Objects Draft

    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of _________: Section 1. That Chapter ___, Title ____, ______Code. Be. And the same is hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be know and designated as Section ________, ____Code, and to read as follows: PERSONHOOD STATUS.

  • Eliminate Economic Boycotts Act Draft

    Section 1: The [name of state] finds that: numerous essential American industries are being targeted for boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning by large corporations and public and private institutional investors; the goal of these colluding parties is to starve targeted industries of capital, restrict their productivity, and redirect that capital to…

  • Act to Create a Feasibility Study on New Nuclear Energy Generation Draft

    (1) The commission shall engage an outside consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study on nuclear energy generation in this state. (2) The feasibility study shall consider all of the following: (a) The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy generation in this state, including, but not limited to,…

  • Act to Establish a Study on the Commercial Application of Existing Technology to Reclaim and Repurpose Nuclear Fuel Rods Draft

    TO CREATE A STUDY ON THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY TO RECLAIM AND REPURPOSE SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL RODS. (a) The House Committee on ____ and the Senate Committee on _____ shall meet jointly to conduct a study on the commercial application of existing technology to reclaim and repurpose spent…

  • Electric Generation Facility Closures and Reliability Act Final

    Section 1: The [name of state] finds that: American families and American industries depend on reliable and affordable electricity for everything they do, from lifesaving medical equipment to lifesaving building climate control; electricity demand must be met with electricity supply within minutes, or else interruptions of service result; 240 coal…

  • Resolution Urging Removal of Governmental Barriers to Active Forest Management, to Reduce Catastrophic Wildfires Final

    Whereas, catastrophic wildfire threatens life and property directly, placing communities and homes at risk of destruction, destroying wildlife habitat, impacting water quality, and emitting large quantities of greenhouse gas emissions; and Whereas, just a few weeks of wildfires in California in 2020 emitted more greenhouse gas emissions than the power sector does…

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