Statewide Organizations Advocate Environmentally-sound, Pro-growth Energy Policy in Kansas

Alliance for Sound Energy Policy Names Brian J. Moline Chairman



11 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET from The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy

    HAYS, Kan., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas' largest agriculture,
 business, industry, and labor organizations have come together under the
 Alliance for Sound Energy Policy (ASEP), a statewide nonpartisan
 organization, to promote environmentally-sound, pro-growth energy policies
 in Kansas.
 
     Following 29 years of public service, Brian J. Moline will serve as
 chairman of the newly formed coalition. Moline was twice appointed to the
 Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Bill Graves. In 2003, Gov. Kathleen
 Sebelius designated him chair of the three-member Commission. Moline was
 elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National
 Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in January 2005.
 
     "Our state's economy depends on a reliable regulatory framework and a
 sensible energy policy on which businesses, industries, and consumers can
 rely," said Moline. "These factors are essential to ensuring that Kansas
 remains a competitive place to work and to do business."
 
     "Access to affordable, reliable electricity ensures prosperity for our
 state and all Kansans," said Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm
 Bureau. "The diversity of our coalition makes the Alliance for Sound Energy
 Policy a credible voice in the debate over balancing our growing
 electricity demand with our need to protect the environment."
 
     The Alliance will encourage responsible energy policies that safeguard
 public health, protect the environment, provide affordable electricity, and
 integrate renewable energy solutions. Through the efforts of the Alliance,
 the state will reinforce its image as a leader in environmental stewardship
 and a premier location in which to do business.
 
     "The state's decision to reject the proposed expansion of the Holcomb
 Station power plant is cause for concern," said Kansas AFL-CIO president
 Mark Love. "If the regulatory environment looks to be unpredictable to
 employers, Kansas could lose out on good jobs."
 
     "The strength of the Kansas economy depends on the fair and uniform
 application of state statutes, rules, and regulations," said Amy J.
 Blankenbiller, Kansas Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. "A stable
 regulatory environment is vitally important for investment, economic
 development, and job creation throughout the state."
 
     Members of the growing coalition include the Central & Western Kansas
 Building & Construction Trades Council, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Kansas
 Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Federation of
 Labor/AFL-CIO, Midwest Energy Inc., Sunflower Electric Power Corporation,
 and other concerned citizens.
 
 
Alliance for Sound Energy Policy Membership List Central & Western Kansas Building & Construction Trades Council Finney County Board of Commissioners Kansas AFL-CIO Kansas Chamber of Commerce Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. Kansas Farm Bureau Kansas IBEW Local 304 Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Inc. Midwest Energy Inc. Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc. Sunflower Electric Power Corporation Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Western Cooperative Electric Association, Inc. Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy is a statewide, nonpartisan organization committed to balancing our growing energy needs with environmental stewardship while encouraging the development of a comprehensive energy strategy that provides an affordable, reliable, and diverse energy portfolio for Kansas' future. We can be found online at: http://www.soundenergypolicy.net.

SOURCE The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy
    HAYS, Kan., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas' largest agriculture,
 business, industry, and labor organizations have come together under the
 Alliance for Sound Energy Policy (ASEP), a statewide nonpartisan
 organization, to promote environmentally-sound, pro-growth energy policies
 in Kansas.
 
     Following 29 years of public service, Brian J. Moline will serve as
 chairman of the newly formed coalition. Moline was twice appointed to the
 Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Bill Graves. In 2003, Gov. Kathleen
 Sebelius designated him chair of the three-member Commission. Moline was
 elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National
 Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in January 2005.
 
     "Our state's economy depends on a reliable regulatory framework and a
 sensible energy policy on which businesses, industries, and consumers can
 rely," said Moline. "These factors are essential to ensuring that Kansas
 remains a competitive place to work and to do business."
 
     "Access to affordable, reliable electricity ensures prosperity for our
 state and all Kansans," said Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm
 Bureau. "The diversity of our coalition makes the Alliance for Sound Energy
 Policy a credible voice in the debate over balancing our growing
 electricity demand with our need to protect the environment."
 
     The Alliance will encourage responsible energy policies that safeguard
 public health, protect the environment, provide affordable electricity, and
 integrate renewable energy solutions. Through the efforts of the Alliance,
 the state will reinforce its image as a leader in environmental stewardship
 and a premier location in which to do business.
 
     "The state's decision to reject the proposed expansion of the Holcomb
 Station power plant is cause for concern," said Kansas AFL-CIO president
 Mark Love. "If the regulatory environment looks to be unpredictable to
 employers, Kansas could lose out on good jobs."
 
     "The strength of the Kansas economy depends on the fair and uniform
 application of state statutes, rules, and regulations," said Amy J.
 Blankenbiller, Kansas Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. "A stable
 regulatory environment is vitally important for investment, economic
 development, and job creation throughout the state."
 
     Members of the growing coalition include the Central & Western Kansas
 Building & Construction Trades Council, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Kansas
 Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Federation of
 Labor/AFL-CIO, Midwest Energy Inc., Sunflower Electric Power Corporation,
 and other concerned citizens.
 
 
Alliance for Sound Energy Policy Membership List Central & Western Kansas Building & Construction Trades Council Finney County Board of Commissioners Kansas AFL-CIO Kansas Chamber of Commerce Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. Kansas Farm Bureau Kansas IBEW Local 304 Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Inc. Midwest Energy Inc. Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc. Sunflower Electric Power Corporation Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Western Cooperative Electric Association, Inc. Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy is a statewide, nonpartisan organization committed to balancing our growing energy needs with environmental stewardship while encouraging the development of a comprehensive energy strategy that provides an affordable, reliable, and diverse energy portfolio for Kansas' future. We can be found online at: http://www.soundenergypolicy.net. SOURCE The Alliance for Sound Energy Policy