ALEC Report on Energy, the Environment, and Economics

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The ALEC Report on Energy, the Environment, and Economics is a report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) presenting a corporate view on the climate crisis, energy, and greenhouse gases. Download the report 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, and check out breaking news on our site.

Authors of the Report

The report was written by several authors, listed below with the sections each wrote.

ALEC Authors:

  • Daniel Simmons: "Kyoto Spawn: The Progeny of the Kyoto Protocol," "Climate Change Overview for State Legislators"
  • Amy Kjose: "Issue in Brief: Renewable Portfolio Standards"
  • Jessica Lawless: "Issue in Brief: Energy Independence"
  • Jonathan A. Shore: "Celebrate Earth Day Every Day," "The High Cost of a Limited Domestic Energy Supply"

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Model Bills

To move their agenda forward, ALEC proposes the following model bills, to be introduced into state legislatures across the U.S.:

  • A General Resolution on Climate Change
  • State Data Access Act
  • State Data Quality Act
  • State Sovereignty for Air Quality and Visibility Act
  • Resolution in Opposition of Carbon Dioxide Emission Standards
  • Offshore Energy Resources Act
  • Performance Based Permitting Act
  • Power Plant Siting Act
  • Conditioning Regulation of Non-Pollutant Emissions on Science Act
  • Verifiable Science Act
  • Expert Evidence Act

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