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New Energy and Environment Committee to hold organizational meeting on January 28th

Friday January 22, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact:Tony Hyatt
The Metro Council’s newly created Energy and Environment Committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, January 28th at 3:00pm in Council Chambers.

“This will be an organizational session to talk about the direction of the committee,” says Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26) who chairs the committee. “It is my hope that members will also have some thought on additional issues we can consider.”

Among the topics that are set for review in the coming months; the Metro Louisville recycling program, Garbage collection in the urban and suburban areas as well as traffic synchronization as it relates to energy consumption.

The Committee was created by Council President Tom Owen (D-8) at Ackerson’s request.

“As we continue into the 21st Century, we must look at energy consumption and how what we do effects our environment,” says Ackerson. “I expect our early committee work will be more public education of these programs and ideas and it may eventually lead to legislation.”

Joining Ackerson on the committee; Council members James Peden (R-23) as Vice Chair, Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) and Hal Heiner (R-19). The Committee will met on Thursdays of Council week.

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