The Energy & Environment Committee provides legislators with a forum to discuss issues relating to Western energy and the environment. The Committee provides lawmakers an opportunity to engage in policy discussions and the identification of shared solutions on relevant issues such as the reliable generation and transmission of the West’s energy resources and the sustainability of the environmental integrity of the region’s land and air.

 

CHAIR

Senator Bob Wieckowski

California

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VICE CHAIR

Representative Dave  Talerico

Alaska

 

 

The Energy & Environment Committee will convene at 9:15a.m.-12:00p.m. Saturday, August 19th during the Annual MeetingThe Committee will tackle a comprehensive look at an energy issue that affects nearly the entire western US, the regionalization of the western grid.  Four panels of experts will address what regionalization means and what its advantages could be over the current delivery of electricity in the west, what state and federal laws need to be enacted to allow regionalization, what new technologies will enhance the 21st century grid, and how will governance work among the states with regionalization.

 

 

 

Committee Roster

 

ARIZONA

 

ALASKA

Senator Cathy Giessel

Senator Lyman Hoffman

Senator Bill Wielechowski

Representative Zach Fansler

Representative Jason Grenn

Representative Andy Josephson

 

CALIFORNIA

Senator Ben Hueso

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

Assemblymember Chris Holden

Assemblymember Marc Levine

Assemblymember Bill Quirk

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

 

COLORADO

Senator Randy Baumgardner

Senator John Cooke

Senator Lucia Guzman

Senator Andy Kerr

Senator Matt Jones

Senator Ray Scott

 

HAWAII

Representative Cedric Asuega Gates

Representative Kaniela Ing

Representative Chris Lee

Representative Nicole Lowen

 

IDAHO

Senator Marv Hagedorn

Senator Dan Johnson

 

MONTANA

Senator Pat Connell

Senator Brian Hoven

Senator Doug Kary

Senator Mary McNally

Senator JP Pomnichowski

Senator Jason Small

Senator Jeff Welborn

Representative Kimberly Dudik

Representative Brad Hamlett

Representative Denise Hayman

Representative Jim Keane

Representative Wendy McKamey

Representative Andrea Olsen

Representative Marilyn Ryan

Representative Ray Shaw

Representative Barry Usher

 

NEVADA

Senator Kelvin Atkinson

Senator Nicole Cannizzaro

Senator Heidi Gansert

Senator Joe Hardy

Senator James Settelemeyer

Senator Patricia Spearman

 

NEW MEXICO

Senator Candace Gould

Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto

Senator Carroll Leavell

Senator Nancy Rodriguez

Senator William Sharer

Senator Benny Shendo

Senator John Arthur Smith

Senator Jeff Steinborn

Senator Peter Wirth

 

OREGON

 

UTAH

Senator Luz Escamilla

Senator David Hinkins

Senator Kevin Van Tassell

Representative Stephen Handy

 

WASHINGTON

Representative Gina McCabe

 

WYOMING

Senator Michael Von Flatern

Representative David Miller

 

 

 

2015-2016 Energy & Environment Committee

 

For more information on the Energy & Environment Committee, please contact CSG West Policy Consultant Rich Lindsey by phone (307)399-7368 or email: rlindsey@wyoming.com