Local Legislator to Lead National Coalition
The White House is calling on a local state representative to lead a task force made up of state legislators from around the country who will work on clean energy legislation.
Representative Jeremy Kalin of North Branch will facilitate the coalition as they work to come up with plans to make the United States less dependent on foreign oil and solar panels.
Kalin says he was taken aback when he first received the news of his new position, but has done similar work at the state level and is excited to get to work.
The coalition met for the first time via phone on Tuesday. Kalin was in Washington D.C. in August when the idea was discussed of putting a group like this one together. Kalin says the task force is planning to convene at the capitol in October. He expects a plethora of ideas because of the assorted make up of the coalition.
Kalin hopes to speak with President Obama once Congress sends him a clean energy bill. He says once the coalition is done with their work, Kalin wants to bring plans back to his district.