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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has eight task forces:

(Until it was disbanded in April 2012, ALEC also operated a Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which adopted such "model" bills as the "Stand Your Ground" bill or "Castle Law" doctrine and the voter ID Act. Later in 2012, ALEC launched the "Justice Performance Project" (JPP) in place of the Public Safety and Elections Task Force. The bills associated with the JPP in task force materials obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy and posted by ALEC appear to continue ALEC's modus operandi of promoting the financial interests of the corporations and special interest groups that fund it, such as the American Bail Coalition, according to PRWatch.[1])

This article is about ALEC's Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force. Corporations can join this task force for $3,000 a year.[2] For model legislation crafted and adopted by the Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force, go here. For task force directories and meeting agendas, go here.

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

2013 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda

The following "model" bills were slated to be voted on by legislative and corporate members of the task force in Washington, DC:[3]

Presentations to be given and panel discussions to be held during the meeting included:[3]

  • "EPA Approaches to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants"
  • "Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel"
  • "Alarmism and the Science of Chemical Risk"
  • "EPA's Adversarial Oversight of States' Regulatory Regimes for "Fracking," and What It Means for the Future"
  • "Gauging Interest for Future Natural Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Pipeline Symposium"

The task force also planned an "EPA Strategy Session" featuring a "discussion of strategies legislative and private sector members can employ to address EPA's rulemaking to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants."[3]

2013 ALEC Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

The following "model" bills were voted on by legislative and corporate members of the task force in Chicago. They were adopted by the task force and later approved by the ALEC Board of Directors:[4]

Presentations given and panel discussions held during the meeting included:[5]

  • "Update on Federal Lands Transfer and Discussion of Eastern State Participation" by Rep. Ken Ivory (R-UT)
  • "Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing: Coming Soon to Your District" by Jon Shore and Rebecca Heimlich, American Petroleum Institute
  • "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assault on State Sovereignty" by William Yeatman, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • "Developing America's Offshore Energy Potential: Good Sense and Good Cents" by Randall Luthi, National Ocean Industries Association
  • "Discussion on Launching Task Force Webinar Series" by Rep. Tom Lockhart (R-WY), Paul Loeffelman (American Electric Power), and Todd Wynn (Task Force Director)
  • "Nuclear Energy’s Continuing Role in Providing Baseload Electricity," presenter not yet determined as of July 2013.

The Energy Subcommittee discussed the "Resolution in Support of Electric Power Grid Modernization Principles," the "Market-Power Renewables Act," and the "Renewable Energy Credits Act." There was a presentation on "LNG exports: A Story of American Innovation and Economic Opportunity" by Jason French of Cheniere Energy.[5]

The Agriculture Subcommittee discussed the "Pre-emption of Local Agriculture Laws Act." There were presentations on "Pollinators and Crop Protection: Working Together to Improve Bee Health and Minimize Risks" by Elsa Zisook, formerly of Valent and Monsanto,[6] and "Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods" by person or persons yet to be determined as of July 2013.[5]

The Environmental Health and Regulation Subcommittee discussed the "Resolution in Opposition to a Carbon TaxExtended Producer Responsibility: Costly government mandates on manufacturers for what result?" by Kevin Canan of The Product Management Alliance.[5]

2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following "model" bills were adopted at Charlotte and then were sent on to the ALEC board for approval:

  • "U.S. Commerce of Mayors Resolution" (presented by Todd Myers of the Washington Policy Center) (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. "It encourages cities to provide evidence that they have achieved the goals of the agreement and remove themselves if they have failed to meet them.")
  • "Electricity Freedom Act" (presented by the Heartland Institute) (The "model" bill as introduced is on file with CMD. It "states that a renewable energy mandate for electricity production is a tax on consumers and repeals that mandate to restore the process of selecting energy sources through the market.")
  • "Resolution Urging Quick Congressional Action on the Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future" (presented by Michael McGarey of the Nuclear Energy Institute) (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. It "urges Congress to adopt the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission and enact legislation enabling the construction of one or more interim nuclear fuel storage facilities.")
  • "Pipeline Replacement and Infrastructure Modernization and Enhancement Act" (presented by Kyle Rogers of the American Gas Association) (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. "The act is intended to remove any limits in utilities' ability to make needed natural gas pipeline replacements that will improve reliability of the system and reduce repairs, maintenance cost, and service interruptions for ratepayers.")
  • "Resolution in Support of REINS Act" (presented by Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute) (The introduced resolution is on file with CMD. "The resolution expresses support for the REINS act.")
  • "Resolution Supporting A Reasonable Compliance Timeline and Economy-Wide Impact Study of EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Rule" (presented by Paul Loeffelman of American Electric Power) (The introduced resolution argues the compliance deadlines for EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Rule are unreasonable and threatens the economy and electric reliability...") [7]

2011 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the Scottsdale conference:

  • "The Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Composition Act" (This proposal suggests a number of regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing and disclosure of the fluid composition used in the process.)
  • "Disposal and Taxation of Public Lands Act" (This proposal "urges the Federal Government to use proceeds from the sale of lands not disposed directly to the state only to pay the public debt pursuant to the Congressional Resolutions of 1780 and 1790" and "to engage in good faith communication, cooperation, coordination, and consultation with the state of {insert state} regarding those lands wherein the public has developed a reasonable expectation of multiple use that must be disposed of directly to the state" among other recommendations.)
  • "Resolution in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline" (This proposal seeks to "support continued and increased development and delivery of oil derived from North American oil reserves to American refineries, urge Congress to support that continued and increased development and delivery, and urge Congress to ask the U.S. Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project that has been awaiting a presidential permit since 2008 to reduce dependence on unstable governments, improve our national security, and strengthen ties with an important ally."
  • "Resolution in support of modernizing the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976" (This proposal "encourages the 112th Congress of the United States to enact federal legislation to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976" by strengthening chemical management.)
  • "Resolution on Sustainable Resource Development" (This proposal "encourages sustainable resource development practices, balanced efforts to ensure reliable U.S. energy resources, and supports continued jurisdiction of the States to appropriately regulate oil and gas production in their unique geological and geographical circumstances.")
  • "Resolution on the Reduction of Invasive Species" (This proposal suggests a number of methods by which federal and state governments may control and reduce invasive species.)
  • "Resolution Requesting that the Obama Administration Confer and Consult with the States on Management of Public Lands and Energy Resources" (This proposal "requests Congress and the Administration to acknowledge and respect the role of states in a federal constitutional republic. The United States Congress, which represents the interests of the states individually and collectively, is the appropriate public body to determine management of resources within a state’s borders. ALEC further calls on Congress and the Administration to commit to greater consultation with the states and to recognize cost-benefit and job-impact analyses must be addressed in order to understand how federal regulations impact states and their respective citizens.")[8]

2011 ALEC Summer Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda

The following model bills were proposed at the New Orleans conference:

  • "Intrastate Coal and Use Act" (This proposal pertains to "environmental regulation of coal mined and used within the state.")
  • "Resolution Proposing a Constitutional Right to Hunt and Fish" (This proposes an amendment which states, "The people have a right to hunt, fish, harvest game, or engage in the agricultural or commercial production of meat, fish, or poultry, which is a valued part of our heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good, subject to laws prescribed by the General Assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the General Assembly.")
  • "Resolution in Support of Energy Security, Production, Distribution, Environmental Protection and Economic Growth in the United States" (This proposal supports a number of "energy principles.")[9]

2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda

According to the 2011 Annual Meeting Program, the meeting featured "talks on a variety of topics, including climate science, chemical bans, and barriers to investment in the oil and gas industry. The Task Force will consider three pieces of model legislation, which deal respectively with intrastate coal production, preservation of the right to hunt and fish, and EPA regulation and energy affordability."[10]

Panel discussions hosted by the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force during the meeting included: "Benefit Analysis of CO2" and "A Smarter Approach to Improving our Environment: Addressing the Costs of Proposed EPA Regulations on Energy Affordability."[11]

Proposed new model legislation included the "ALEC Resolution in Support of Energy Security, Production, Distribution, Environmental Protection and Economic Growth in the United States."[11]

Subcommittees

  • Energy Subcommittee,[12] Co-Chairs Rep. Bette Grande (R-ND) and Kyle Rogers, American Gas Association[13]
  • Environmental Health and Regulation Subcommittee,[14] Co-chairs Rep. Andrea Lea (R-AK) and Jenn Mendez, Carpet and Rug Institute[13]
  • Agriculture Subcommittee,[15] Co-chairs Rep. Sal Esquivel (R-OR) and Jeff Case, CropLife America[13]

Co-Chairs

Former Co-Chairs

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is a corporate law firm with offices in Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe and Washington D.C.[21] In 2010, Open Secrets shows that the firm's PAC raised $329,335 and spent $157,239 on House and Senate politicians. Individual donors, mostly employees, gave $160,879 to the PAC.[22]

The American Gas Association is a coalition that represents natural gas-- or "fracking"-- companies. AGA has 501(c)(3) status and actively lobbies for pro-drillings legislation in state and federal government. "Fracking"-- or hydraulic fracturing, for natural gas has been linked to polluting the wells of the people living near drill sites.[25] The AGA PAC spent a total of $435,142 in political contributions in 2010.[26]

Individuals

Corporate, Trade or Other Groups

Politicians

  • Rep. Sal Esquivel (OR R-6), Agriculture Subcommittee co-chair[5]
  • Honourable Iris Evans (former MLA Sherwood Park, Alberta-PC, now Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations) spoke at the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[11]
  • Rep. Bette Grande (ND R-63), Energy Subcommittee co-chair[5]
  • MEP Roger Helmer (England) spoke on "Benefit Analysis of CO2"[40] (previously known as "Warming Up to Climate Change: The Many Benefits of Increased Atmospheric CO2"[41]) at the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[11]
  • Former Rep. Michael Huebsch (WI R), Member and former State Chairman[42]
  • Rep. Ken Ivory (UT R-47)[5]
  • Rep. Andrea Lea (AK R-68), Environmental Health and Regulation Subcommittee co-chair[5]
  • Former Sen. Patricia Pariseau (MN R-36), Member
  • Rep. Karl Van Roy (WI R-90), Member[43]
  • Rep. Jack Williams (AL R-47)[43], Member
  • Rep. Howard Sanderford (AL R-20), Member
  • Sen. Sylvia Tenney Allen (AZ R-5, President Pro Tempore), Member
  • Sen. Steve Pierce (AZ R-1, Majority Whip), Member
  • Rep. Bryan King (AK R-91), Member
  • Rep. Robert Moore (AK D-12), Member
  • Sen. Michael Lamoureux (AK R-4), State Chairman[44], Member
  • Sen. Denny Altes (AK R-13), Member
  • Former CA Sen. Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth[43], Member
  • Rep. Frank McNulty (CO), Member
  • Sen. Mike Kopp (CO), Member
  • Rep. John Piscopo (CT R-76), Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors[43][45], Member
  • Rep. Lawrence Miller (CT R-122)[46], Member
  • Sen. Michael McLachlan (CT R-24), Member
  • Rep. Clay Ford (FL R-3)[46][43], Member
  • Sen. Lee Constantine (FL R-22), Member
  • Rep. Lynn Smith (GA R-70), Member
  • Rep. Michael Harden (GA R-28), Member
  • Rep. Carl Rogers (GA R-26), Member
  • Rep. Terry England (GA R-108), Member
  • Sen. Ross Tolleson (GA R-20), Member
  • Rep. Eric Anderson (ID R-1), Member
  • Rep. John Stevenson (ID R-26), Member
  • Rep. Brandon Phelps (IL D-118), Member
  • Rep. David Forrest Winters (IL R-68), Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Brian Bosma (IN R-88)[46], Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Rep. Richard McClain (IN R-24), Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member & International Relations Task Force Member
  • Rep. Richard Arnold (IA R-72), Member
  • Rep. Betty De Boef (IA R-76),[43] Alternate
  • Rep. Dave Deyoe (IA R-10), Alternate
  • Rep. Steven Olson (IA R-83), Member
  • Rep. Carl Holmes (KS R-125)[47], Member
  • Former Rep. John Faber (IA R-120)[47], Member
  • Rep. Larry Powell (IA R-117), Member
  • Rep. Roy Fund (IA), Member
  • Sen. Ray Merrick (IA R-37), State Chairman, "Legislator of the Year" 2010[48][47], Member
  • Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer (IA R-40)[47], Member
  • Rep. Ruth Palumbo (KY D-76), Member
  • Rep. Dorsey Ridley (KY D-4), Member
  • Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo (KY D-76), Member
  • Sen. Ernie Harris (KY R-26), Member
  • Sen. Tom Jensen (KY R-21), Member
  • Sen. Joey Pendleton (KY D-3), Member and Health and Human Services Task Force
  • Rep. John Anders (LA D-21), Member
  • Sen. John A. Alario, Jr.(LA R-8), Member
  • Sen. Doug Smith (ME R-27)[43], Member
  • Del. Tanya Shewell (MD R-5A), Member
  • Sen. Richard Colburn (MD R-37), Member
  • Rep. Paul Torkelson (MN R-16B), Member[49]
  • Rep. Jim Ellington (MS R-73), State Chairman[50], Member
  • Rep. Henry Zuber (MS R-113), Member
  • Sen. Perry Lee (MS R-35)[43], Member
  • Sen. Thomas Gollott (MS R-50), Member
  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS R-39), Member
  • Sen. Tommy Moffatt (MS R-52), Member
  • Rep. Walt Bivins (MO R-97)[43], Member
  • Rep. Barney Fisher (MO R-125), Member
  • Sen. John Griesheimer (MO R-26), Member
  • Rep. Wendy Warburton (MT R-34)[43], Member
  • Rep. Roy Hollandsworth (MT R-28), Member
  • Rep. Gordon Hendrick (MT R-14), Member
  • Rep. Lee Randall (MT R-39), Member
  • Sen. Merton Dierks (NE 40), Member
  • Sen. Chris Langemeier (NE 23), Member
  • Sen. LeRoy Louden (NE 49), Member
  • Rep. Stephen Palmer (NH R-6)[43], Member
  • Rep. Betsy McKinney (NH R-3), Member
  • Rep. Beverly T. Rodeschin (NH R-2), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jimmie Hall (NM R-28)[43][51], Alternate
  • Rep. William Gray (NM R-54), Alternate
  • Rep. Paul Bandy (NM R-3), Member
  • Sen. Vernon Asbill (NM R-34), Member
  • Sen. William H. Payne (NM R-20), ALEC International Relations Task Force and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Former Rep. Curtis Blackwood (NC R-68), Member
  • Rep. Ric Killian (NC R-105), Member
  • Rep. Ruth Samuelson (NC R-104), Member
  • Rep. Wesley Belter (ND R-62)[43], Member
  • Rep. Darrell Nottestad (ND R-43), Member
  • Rep. Don Vigesaa (ND R-23), Member
  • Sen. Gerald Uglem (ND R-19), and Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Bruce Goodwin (OH R-74), Member
  • Sen. Kris Jordan (OH R-19), Member
  • Sen. Tom Niehaus (OH R-14), Member
  • Former Rep. Michael Thompson (OK R-2, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives 2010), Alternate
  • Rep. Mike Sanders (OK R-59), Alternate
  • Rep. Marian Cooksey (OK R-39), Member
  • Rep. Phillip Richardson (OK R-56), Member
  • Sen. Ron Justice (OK R-23), Alternate
  • Sen. Brian Bingman (OK R-12), Member
  • Rep. Tim Freeman (OR R-2), Member
  • Rep. Scott Hutchinson (PA R-64), Member
  • Rep. Laurence Ehrhardt (RI R-32), Member
  • Sen. Francis Maher (RI R-34), Alternate
  • Former Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (RI D-33 until 2010; ran unsuccessfully for election in 2010 in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State[52]), Alternate
  • Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (RI D-37), Alternate
  • Sen. Paul Fogarty (RI D-23), Member
  • Sen. Walter Felag (RI D-10), Member
  • Rep. William E. Sandifer, III (SC R-2)[43], and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Dwight Loftis (SC R-19), Member
  • Former Rep. Jeffrey Duncan (SC R; elected U.S. Representative of SC's 3rd Congressional District in 2010), Member
  • Rep. Betty Olson (SD R-28B), Alternate
  • Rep. Charles Hoffman (SD R-23), Alternate
  • Rep. Kim Vanneman (SD R-26B) , Member
  • Former Rep. Kristi Noem (SD R-6; elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2010), Member
  • Rep. David Hawk (TN R-5), Alternate
  • Rep. Frank Niceley (TN R-17), Member
  • Rep. Joe McCord (TN R-8), Member
  • Sen. Bill Ketron (TN R-13), and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Rep. Warren Chisum (TX R-88), Member
  • Rep. Bill Callegari (TX R-132), Member
  • Rep. Tracy King (TX D-80), Alternate
  • Rep. Rick Hardcastle (TX R-68), Alternate
  • Rep. Brandon Creighton (TX R-16), Alternate
  • Sen. Kel Seliger (TX R-31), ALEC State Chairman[43][53], received $124,000 in campaign contributions from ALEC corporate members from 2004-2011[54][55] and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Rep. Roger Barrus (UT R-18), Member
  • Rep. Rebecca Lockhart (UT R-64), Member
  • Sen. Ralph Okerlund (UT R-24), Member
  • Del. Lee Ware (VA R-65), Member
  • Sen. Frank Wagner (VA R-7), Member
  • Rep. Robert Helm (VT R/D-2), Member
  • Rep. James McNeil (VT R/D-1), Member
  • Rep. Joe Schmick (WA R-9), Member
  • Sen. Janea Holmquist (WA R-13), Member
  • Sen. Brian Hatfield (WA D-19), Member
  • Del. Carol Miller (WV R-15), Member
  • Rep. Thomas Lockhart (WY R-57), Member
  • Rep. Matt Teeters (WY R-05), Alternate and Education Task Force Member
  • Rep. Pat Childers (WY R-50), Alternate
  • Sen. Grant Larson (WY R-17),[43] Member
  • Sen. Eli D. Bebout (WY R-26), and International Relations Task Force Member

Staff

  • John Eick, Legislative Analyst[16]

Former Staff

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Articles

Related PRWatch Articles

  • Nick Surgey, Revealed: ALEC's 2014 Attacks on the Environment, PRWatch, April 23, 2014.
  • Brendan Fischer, Dirty Hands: 77 ALEC Bills in 2013 Advance a Big Oil, Big Ag Agenda, PRWatch, August 1, 2013.
  • Brendan Fischer, "After Attacking Kwanzaa, WI Senator Moves on Attacking Renewable Energy-- with Help from ALEC" (February 25, 2013)
  • Brendan Fischer, "Four States Introduce Keystone XL Resolutions, Lifting Language from ALEC and TransCanada Itself" (February 15, 2013)
  • Connor Gibson, Greenpeace, "Duke Energy Flip-Flop; ALEC Leads Attack on North Carolina Clean Energy with Duke Funding" (January 16, 2013)
  • Jill Richardson, "King Coal Gets a Boost through ALEC" (January 1, 2013)
  • Connor Gibson, Greenpeace. "At ALEC Meeting, Indiana Regulator Advises Coal Companies on EPA Climate Rules" (December 13, 2012)
  • Rebekah Wilce, "Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Cuts Ties to ALEC" (December 3, 2012)
  • Sara Jerving, "ALEC and Heartland Aim to Crush Renewable Energy Standards in the States" (November 27, 2012)
  • Sara Jerving, "CMD Special Report: ALEC's (Corporate) Love Affair with Fracking" (September 27, 2012)
  • Brendan Fischer, "ALEC Member American Chemistry Council Drops $649K on Wisconsin Senate Race" (September 6, 2012)
  • Sara Jerving, "ALEC’s Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House," (April 23, 2012)
  • Rebekah Wilce, "Atrazine and the Roots of ALEC's State Data Quality Act," (March 9, 2012)
  • Steve Horn, "ALEC Model Bill Behind Push To Require Climate Denial Instruction In Schools," (January 26, 2012)
  • Brendan Fischer, "Kids Eating Rat Poison Is an "Acceptable Risk" for ALEC," (December 6, 2011)
  • Anne Landman, "Koch-Funded Climate Skeptic Admits Global Warming is Real," (October 31, 2011)
  • Rebekah Wilce, "U.S. House Passes ALEC-Inspired TRAIN Act," (October 5, 2011)
  • Jill Richardson, "ALEC Exposed: Protecting Factory Farms and Sewage Sludge?," (August 4, 2011)
  • Jill Richardson, "ALEC Exposed: Warming Up to Climate Change," (July 27, 2011)

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