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Governor Scott Walker Desires More Aggressive Energy Policy

Monday, June 9th, 2014 -- 8:14 AM

(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Scott Walker's recent comments regarding his desire for a more aggressive national energy policy continues to get attention.

The governor told a group of Wisconsin farm reporters during a private gathering in his state Capitol office on May 28 that the country as a whole should be doing more to promote alternative energy sources like solar, wind, clean-burning coal, natural gas and ethanol.

The comments were made while Walker was describing the woes of this past winter's propane shortage. He told the various media outlets that many different sources of energy should be explored so that residents and local businesses won't be stuck in a vulnerable position during extreme weather situations like the Midwest experienced this past January and February.

Walker said one of his goals as chairman of the Midwestern Governor's Association would be to create local propane reserve facilities around the state so local communities could tap into an emergency supply if needed. He has already convened a working group to start talking about other ways to keep energy sources more accessible.

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