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Reps. Edgmon and Millett Propose Formation of Producer State Compact

Will Bring Alaska Together with other Energy Producing States

(ANCHORAGE) – Representative Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, announced today they have begun the process of forming a new organization made up of states that are net producers of traditional energy resources.

“The national debate on energy is being driven by a group of states that produce little or no oil, coal and natural gas,” said Rep. Millett. “It’s time for Alaska and other states that actually drill and produce the energy our country runs on to join together and make its collective voice heard in the nation’s capital - before cap and trade or any other negative far reaching energy legislation is passed on Capitol Hill.”

“While we recently passed an energy policy encouraging the development of renewable energy sources, we also understand that the need continues to develop our oil, gas, and other non-renewable energy resources.  It’s important that we partner with other energy producing states on issues of common ground,” said Rep. Edgmon. 

Rep Edgmon and Rep. Millett proposed the idea of a producer state compact while attending an energy conference last fall in Wyoming. Both legislators co-chair the House Special Committee on Energy.

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