Nicholas K. Akins

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Nicholas K. Akins is the President of American Electric Power.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

On August 5, 2011, Akins spoke on "A Smarter Approach to Improving our Environment: Addressing the Costs of Proposed EPA Regulations on Energy Affordability," sponsored by the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force, at the 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Energy, Environment, and Agriculture 2011 Annual Meeting Task Force Meeting," speaker biographies and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD