The Energy Producing States Coalition (EPSC) formed in March 2011 by legislators from states which produce the energy that powers our nation’s economy. EPSC currently consists of legislators from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, working together to develop positions and areas of common interest on policies and issues that affect domestic energy production and transmission.
EPSC has identified many issues and areas of concern which impact all energy producing states. We are currently developing strategies to effectively address common concerns to:
- Promote Development of Domestic Energy Sources;
- Streamline and Harmonize Energy-Related Regulatory Processes;
- Influence Federal Energy-Related Policy from a Producer State Prospective;
- Development of New Energy Transmission Systems;
- Promote Maximization of Existing Energy Sources;
- Act Cooperatively to Overcome Energy-Related Economic, Legal, Policy and Technology Challenges.
To implement changes which allows our nation to achieve true energy security and allow for the greatest benefit to our nation’s economy, all states which produce must have the opportunity to develop policies and strategies which benefit energy production and then advocate for the adoption of those policies and strategies. That is why your support is so critical to the success of the mission of EPSC.
EPSC seeks to promote safe and responsible domestic energy development. To achieve that goal, EPSC has adopted the following Mission Statement:
- To encourage domestic development of energy in the United States, and to ensure continued development of each state’s domestic natural resources;
- To deliver a strong, unified voice to the federal government from the states that produce the energy that powers the nation’s economy, by providing input on and participating in the development of existing and proposed federal legislation and federal regulatory processes, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, and federal land access issues affecting the production of energy in the concerned states;
- To work from a state perspective to coordinate, streamline, simplify and increase the efficiency of all aspects of federal energy regulatory processes. Focus should be exploring increased state permitting process coordinated between state and federal agencies and simplifying litigation arising from federal energy regulatory processes.
- Without abrogating state sovereignty, work to develop coordinated state energy policies so the coordinated state policies serve as a model for a national energy policy.
EPSC membership is open to any state legislator from a state which produces more energy than it consumes and who supports the Mission Statement of the EPSC. Currently, being a member is neither time consuming or expensive. Member states do not pay dues to EPSC and the coalition is staffed by a relationship between EPSC and the Consumer Energy Alliance. Member states only pay for travel and salary of legislators as well as meeting expenses.
The only requirement for membership is to sign and return the attached Membership Application and join our coalition. Return Membership Applications to Leadership@EnergyStates.org or fax it to 866-273-8998.
If you have any questions about EPSC, please contact Bo Ollison at the Consumer Energy Alliance. EPSC is posed to play a critical role in formulating national energy policy and responding to threats to responsible domestic energy production. We appreciate your willingness to join EPSC.