Energy and Environment

The binational Midwestern Legislative Conference Energy and Environment Committee was established in late 2022 and met for the first time in July 2023 in conjunction with the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting.

The group’s activities include developing policy resources as well as holding in-person and web-based events for legislators to exchange ideas and learn about key developments and innovations in the areas of energy and the environment.

The committee officers for 2023-2024 are Illinois Sen. Laura Ellman and Indiana Rep. Ethan Manning, co-chairs; and Ohio Rep. Sharon Ray, vice chair. Legislators from the Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the committee.

The MLC Energy & Environment Committee will next meet in conjunction with the 2024 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting, which will be held July 21-24 in Columbus, Ohio. A preliminary committee agenda is now available:

The CSG Midwest staff liaison for the committee is Jon Davis.

The committee last met at the 2023 MLC Annual Meeting in Detroit.

CSG Midwest also provides staff support to two other groups related to energy and environment issues: the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Legislative Caucus and the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project.

Committee Leadership

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Sen. Laura Ellman
Illinois, Co-Chair
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Rep. Ethan Manning
Indiana, Co-Chair
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Rep. Sharon Ray
Ohio, Vice Chair