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Senator Ridley named to national task force

Senator Ridley named to national task force

WMSK Staff

July 17th, 2017

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FRANKFORT – Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, has been appointed to a second national committee. The senator has been selected to serve on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Task Force on Energy Environment and Agriculture.

Ridley said that being appointed to the task force provides opportunities for him to share concerns with his counterparts in other states. He will also be able to utilize the ample research resources available through the organization to compare practices and trends among other states.

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.

Upcoming discussions by the task force include cybersecurity for electricity providers, clean coal technology, models for electricity markets, developments in solar technology and policies to ensure electricity grid resilience, among other topics.

“Because of the agriculture and energy industries impact on the fourth district, these issues are of particular interest to me and important to my constituents,” said Ridley, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a former member of the Energy Special Subcommittee. “I look forward to the discussions about how to move these industries forward.”

ALEC is America’s largest, nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism.

Ridley was selected to serve on the National Conference of State Legislature’s Legislative Effectiveness Committee in May.

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