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Governor Ernie Fletcher to Chair Southern States Energy Board
Press Release Date:  September 14, 2004
Contact:  Doug Hogan
Jeannie Lausche
Jason Keller

West Virginia Governor Bob Wise Promotes Governor Fletcher to Chairmanship

Frankfort, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher was appointed on Monday as the new Chairman of the Southern States Energy Board. The Governor’s appointment was made during the SSEB’s annual meeting, which was held in conjunction with the Southern Governor’s Association conference, in Richmond, Virginia

The SSEB is an interstate compact organization created in 1960 to enhance economic development and quality of life throughout the Southern states through innovations in energy and environmental programs and technologies. The board promotes and recommends policies and programs that protect and enhance the environment without compromising needs of future generations.

“I am honored to accept this position as Chairman of the Southern States Energy Board,” stated Governor Ernie Fletcher. “I look forward to working with my fellow southern governors as we put into place policies that will promote economic development and provide for a sound environment for generations to come. As Governor of one of this Nation’s largest coal states, I am pleased to see that the Southern States Energy Board is an advocate for new and innovative clean coal technologies that will permit us to use this vast resource far into the future.”

Sixteen southern states and two territories comprise membership of the Southern States Energy Board. The Governor and a state legislator from the House and Senate of each member jurisdiction also serve on the Board. Kentucky’s other board members include Senator Robert Stivers and Representative Rocky Adkins.

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Last updated: Thursday, June 02, 2005