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In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily podcast, Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News H. Sterling Burnett talks with John Eick. Eick is the Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.
In that role, John works with state legislators and private sector members, including think tanks like Heartland, and companies to develop model legislation that can be adopted by the states to improve their environmental quality while expanding their economic growth.
ALEC also does research at the request of state legislators concerning pressing environment, energy and natural resource matters. ALEC promotes a more appropriate balance between the responsibilities and authority of state governments and the federal government, which has in recent years become ever larger, arguable illegitimate and unconstitutional role in managing energy development and environmental protection in the state.
Eick discussed some model environment resolutions and bills that passed ALEC at its recent summit in Washington D.C. He also talks about research examining the cost of the onslaught of federal regulations from the Obama administration’s EPA on the nation and individual states.