When I started researching the Southern States Energy Board they reminded me of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC); and after having written already three blogs on the SSEB, and still following up with continued research I have information that the Southern State Energy Board is using information produced from ALEC and using that as their model legislation to introduce to Congress.
ALEC is an organization funded by major corporations to draft legislation in government.
This was the first statement from my last blog: “The Southern States Energy Board has gone beyond the purpose of its creation and appears nothing more than a close knit bond between big energy corporations in the form of lobbying and partnerships with big government contracts” Even then when I made this statement I had not attained any information of SSEB direct usage of anything referring to ALEC.
Our tax payer dollars are funding the get together between politicians and their donors. Governor Nikki Haley who is a SSEB board member has received thousands from Koch Companies Public Sector who is a SSEB Associate member. Besides our tax payer dollars funding the SSEB board in which our Southern Governors and other elected officials sit private corporations are funding it.
Nikki Haley, all Southern Governors and other elected officials sit on Southern States Energy Board being funded by the Koch Brothers and your Tax dollars that published comical images with GOP rhetoric concerning Keystone XL, Climate Change, Ignorance, and Energy policy in the U.S.
Not only did Nikki Haley get Campaign Funding from Koch Companies Public Sector, but all Southern Governors sit on the same Energy Board getting funding from Koch Co. Public Sector who is also a Member
The Southern States Energy Board is receiving millions in grants from the Government and yet they have what is they call partnership and stakeholders with private companies in these government agreements and contracts.
The Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) is a multi-state regional organization between Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia to created economic development and quality of life in the southern United States through innovations in energy and the environment is nothing more than a private partnership between big corporations.
In addition, SSEB maintains an Associate Members program comprised of industry partners who provide an annual contribution to the Board. Membership includes organizations from the non-governmental sector, such as corporations, trade associations and public advocacy groups. The Associate Members program provides an opportunity for public officials and industry representatives to exchange ideas, define objectives and advance energy and environmental planning to improve and enhance the South’s well-being.
If you look at the address this is the SSEB own website and if you go to this link or see the pdf file included below that is information produced directly from ALEC. further down I have also introduced a document of what the SSEB calls their model legislature they are introducing to Congress in which they reference the ALEC title in their model legislation to Congress. They call it the “Train Wreck” resolution.
I have included two examples concerning the SSEB 2 page document meant to address Congress on the EPA using the ALEC model:
WHEREAS: EPA’s regulatory activity as to air quality and greenhouse gases has become known as the “train wreck,” because of the numerous and overlapping requirements and because of the potentially devastating consequences this regulatory activity may have on the economy;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Southern States Energy Board calls on Congress: 1. To adopt legislation prohibiting EPA by any means necessary from regulating greenhouse gas emissions, including if necessary defunding EPA greenhouse gas regulatory activities.
Adopted by SSEB’s Associate Members on February 28, 2011