Congressional Western Caucus Briefing

The EPSC Executive Committee briefed the Congressional Western Caucus (CWC) meeting in Washington, DC on Friday, March 8, 2013. Utah Representative Roger Barrus, EPSC Chairman and Alaska Senator Cathy Giessel, Vice Chairman and Alaska Senator Lisel McGuire presented the approximately 70 Congressional staffers and stakeholders with background on the EPSC as well as issues facing states related to domestic energy … Read More

EPSC February 2013 Newsletter

EPSC recently published its February 2013 newsletter. You may download a copy of our February 2013 newsletter here.

New Energy Initiatives and Reports

The Institute for Energy Research (IRI) released a report on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 detailing the additional effects of immediately opening federal lands to oil and gas leasing. This report was in response to an earlier report released last year by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that only analyzed the lease revenues that might be expected from a proposal to open … Read More

EPSC December 2012 Newsletter

EPSC recently published its December 2012 newsletter. You may download a copy of our December 2012 newsletter here.  

Energy Producing States Coalition December 2, 2012 Meeting, Austin, Texas

The Energy Producing States Coalition (EPSC) met on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in conjunction with the Council of State Governments National Convention in Austin, Texas. There were in excess of 35 attendees at the meeting, including numerous state legislators and staff, state executive branch leaders and staff, corporate, trade association and community organization representatives. Elected officials representing five states, Alaska, … Read More

Draft Evaluation Report on the Keystone XL Pipeline

EPSC membership strongly support TransCanada’s revised route through Nebraska, and concurs with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) draft evaluation that the proposed re-route of the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska appropriately addresses all concerns raised by Nebraskans and meets or exceeds all environmental, social, and economic standards.  Now that the DEQ and TransCanada have confirmed the safety of … Read More

EPSC Announces New Leadership

During its recent Austin, TX meeting, the Energy Producing States Coalition announced Utah Representative Roger Barrus as its new Chairman and Alaska Senator Cathy Giessel as its new Chairman-elect. Rep. Barrus presented his goals for the group for his term. They included: formalizing collaboration with elected officials through organizations like the Western States Caucus; determining the appropriate messaging so that … Read More