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For Immediate Release: November 1, 2013

Senator Scofield appointed to the Energy Council

Senator Clay Scofield has recently been appointed to the Energy Council by Alabama Senate President Kay Ivey. 

The Energy Council is a legislative organization of 12 energy-producing states, three Canadian provinces and the nation of Venezuela. It was formed in 1975 and was first known as the Southwest Regional Energy Council and later as the South/West Energy Council. Throughout its existence the Council has served as a forum for energy and related environmental policy development.

There are 4 primary goals of the Council; these are the purposes for which the Council exists:

1. To participate in the development of the federal energy and environmental policy;

2. To assist the member states and international affiliates in developing sound legislative energy and environmental policies;

3. To foster understanding of energy and its role in the global economy and environment; and

4. To initiate dialogues with energy and environmental policymakers at all levels and to improve the understanding of issues facing the states, the international affiliates, our nations, and the world.

“I appreciate Lt. Governor Ivey appointing me to the Energy Council. This is a very important organization for the state of Alabama and our Senate District. Because of President Obama’s war on coal we must be ever vigilant to ensure that we keep energy costs low for consumers.”

For More Information Contact: Marshall County Legislative Office, Ph. (256)582-0619

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