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December 11, 2012

Natural Resources, Energy - Carpenter to head Senate committee

FRANKFORT —  Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Richmond, has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

As committee chair, Carpenter will decide in what order bills are considered and who will be invited to speak on behalf of issues in front of the panel, according to Lourdes Baez-Schrader,  spokesperson for the Senate majority.

“I am thrilled and delighted to lead this important committee,” Carpenter said. “One of Kentucky’s strongest advantages is our relatively low utility rates; I intend to protect families and employers so that both can continue to prosper.”

According to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee is charged with overseeing matters pertaining to forestry; mining; fish and wildlife resources; soil and water conservation; flood control and water usage; drainage and irrigation; geology and water resources; waterways and dams; oil, gas and salt water wells; state and national parks; drainage districts; water pollution; air pollution; management of waste; protection of the environment.

The state Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet also comes under its purview.


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