The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has a big year ahead of them, as they attempt to dismantle a slew of environmental protections from state to state. More specifically, the corporate front group is hoping to pass dirty energy friendly legislation to ease the rules for electric utilities.
From state to state, ALEC is drafting legislation that would cut renewable energy, increase dependence on coal and dismantle energy efficiency standards.
ALEC specializes in crafting legislation at the state level and pushing it through legislatures that are often under much less scrutiny than the federal government. This is what has made the group so successful in the past.
Utility Drive has outlined ALEC’s 2014 agenda: