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

Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Meeting Agenda

Thursday, July 25, 2024

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT

2:00 PM- Call to Order, Welcome and Introductions

2:35 PM- Model Policy Renewal

  • Electric Transmission Line Siting Compact

2:40 PM- Model Policy Renewal

  • Resolution Regarding Clean Water Act Regulations of EPA’s Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

2:45 PM- Model Policy Renewal

  • Resolution in Response to EPA’s Plan to Regulate Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

2:50 PM- Model Policy Renewal

  • Resolution Concerning EPA’s Proposed Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

2:55 PM- Model Policy Renewal

  • Resolution Concerning Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands

3:00 PM- New Model Policy

  • Prohibit Natural Asset Companies Act

3:10 PM- New Model Policy

  • An Act Relating to the Creation of an Environmental Restoration Accelerator

3:20 PM- New Model Policy

  • Reforming or Creating Electric Ratepayers Affordability and Reliability Advocacy

3:30 PM- New Model Policy

  • Truth in Electricity Generation Labeling Model Act

3:40 PM- New Model Policy

  • The Affordable, Reliable and Clean Energy Security Act

3:50 PM- New Model Policy

  • The “Only Pay for What You Get” Ensuring Reliable and Affordable Electricity Act

4:00 PM- New Model Policy

  • Resolution Urging States to Not Allow the Use of IRIS Assessment to Inform Its Rulemaking

4:10 PM- New Model Policy

  • Equitable Escalation of Electricity Demand Act

4:20 PM- New Model Policy

  • Act to Define Clean Energy

4:30 PM- New Model Policy

  • The Electricity Trajectory Management Act

4:40 PM- Final Announcements

4:45 PM- Adjournment

All Model Policies

  • Act to Define Clean Energy Draft

    Title: An act recognizing nuclear as clean energy. Description: This bill modifies provisions relating to clean energy. Highlight: Provides for the promotion and development of clean energy resources for declared purposes; defines terms and revises definitions. Where applicable replacing “Renewable energy” or “Renewable energy sources” with “Clean energy” or “Clean…

  • Equitable Escalation of Electricity Demand Act Draft

    The legislature of [name of state] finds that: Artificial Intelligence (AI) as commonly understood, is becoming increasingly integrated into everyday life and across multiple sectors – if not every sector – of the American economy; AI is currently placing strains on current power grids and its demand is expected to increase; The…

  • An Act Relating to the Creation of an Environmental Restoration Accelerator Draft

    Section 1. Intent The legislature finds that taxpayers want effective environmental restoration projects to improve habitat, reduce pollution, and protect wildlife. Funding for environmental restoration should not be wasted on needless delay or permit barriers that are imposed, intentionally or unintentionally, by government regulation. To ensure the citizens of the…

  • The “Only Pay for What You Get” Ensuring Reliable and Affordable Electricity Act Draft

    Section 1. Findings.  The [name of state legislature] finds that: (1)  [name of state] citizens, including its families, schools, hospitals, small businesses, farms, and industries depend on reliable and affordable electric utility service for everything they do, from operating lifesaving medical equipment to operating lifesaving building temperature…

  • The Affordable, Reliable and Clean Energy Security Act Draft

    Section 1.  Energy Security Domestic Production: The fuel source must be primarily produced domestically within the United States. Infrastructure Security: The infrastructure necessary to deliver energy to the customer should minimize reliance on foreign nations for critical materials or manufacturing. Section 2.  Affordability “Affordable Energy Source” shall be defined as…

  • Resolution Urging States to Not Allow the Use of IRIS Assessments to Inform its Rulemakings Draft

    WHEREAS, many state agencies are required to use IRIS assessments, including determinations on key hazards and toxicity values, in regulatory, permitting, enforcement, or clean-up decisions; and WHEREAS, the policy decision to use IRIS assessments have often been adopted without legislative authorization or an open notice-and-comment rulemaking process; and WHEREAS, IRIS…

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