State Sen. Cam Ward elected chair of national energy research group

Senator Cam Ward

Alabaster-Republican, state Sen. Cam Ward has been elected the new chairman for the Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research (CLEER) for 2017-2018.

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Ward presiding over the Energy Council meeting in Little Rock [Photo Credit: Ala. State Rep. Randall Shedd via Facebook]

Ward was installed at the group’s annual meeting Little Rock, Ark. on Sunday.

CLEER is an affiliate of the multi-state Energy Council — consisting of twelve energy producing states and two Canadian provinces with the purpose of monitoring and influencing energy policy. CLEER meetings are held quarterly in conjunction with the Energy Council meetings

“I am honored to be selected chairman of such a distinguished research group. Along with my CLEER colleagues from across the country, I will continue to promote an energy and environmental policy that strengthens the United States’ position as the world’s leader in the delivery of electricity, natural gas, and energy resources,” said Ward in a statement. “I want to thank New Mexico State Sen. Carroll Leavell for the tremendous job he’s done as the past chairman of CLEER.”