Attorneys general meet to address energy

Attorneys general meet to address energy

U.S. state attorneys general are meeting in Idaho for a conference aimed at addressing the location of power plants, efforts to restrict energy use, renewable energy mandates and other energy-related legal issues likely to arise in the coming years.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden told his counterparts from across the country that attorneys general are often the key enforcement officers for state environmental laws, and have to deal with antitrust and interstate commerce issues related to energy.

“We have never developed an energy resource without litigation in this country,” he said.

A number of energy industry officials are expected to brief the attendees, including Shell Oil Co. President John Hofmeister and Ward Hubbell, president of the Green Building Initiative.

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