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Weaver nominated as Energy Council’s national vice chair

State Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, has been appointed to serve as national vice chair of the Energy Council, a legislative organization comprised of 13 states that centers on energy policy. 

Weaver sits on the Alabama Energy Council and was nominated to the national post by Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R – Vestavia, Sen. Cam Ward, R – Alabaster, and Rep. Paul Lee, R – Dothan. 

In a statement Weaver thanked her fellow legislators  for their support and discussed Alabama’s important role in energy production. 

“When you consider the energy produced by Alabama’s off-shore oil deposits, natural gas reserves, coal stockpiles, and other resources, it becomes clear that our state is a major player and provider on a global level,” Weaver said. “As national vice chair of the Energy Council, I will work hard to highlight Alabama’s prominence in the energy field and push for policies and recommendations that help our state grow, thrive, prosper, and create even more jobs and opportunities.”

Sen. Ward commended Weaver for her experience and ability to work with everyone, despite differences in political backgrounds or beliefs. 

“Since first being appointed as a member of the Alabama Energy Council, Rep. Weaver has amassed a great deal of knowledge about the energy industry in our state and the important role it plays in our economy,” Ward said. “Rep. Weaver’s knowledge and expertise about the industry and her proven abilities to bring people from all walks of life together in a cooperative and productive manner obviously make her the ideal candidate to serve as national vice chair of the Energy Council.”

Weaver the only serving legislator to hold a certificate as a 2018 graduate of the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute, according to the press release. 

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The Dallas-based Energy Council, formerly called the Southwest Regional Energy Council, was formed in 1975 and is comprised of representatives from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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