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Arkansas Energy Resources Planning Task Force 2021 Report

The Arkansas Energy Resources Planning Task Force has completed its 2021 report. The report presents the findings and recommendations of the Task Force after reviewing the testimony gathered through pre-hearing questions and hearings, and all documentation submitted to the Task Force. A copy of the report can be found here.

On March 3, 2021, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued EO 21-05, creating the Task Force to review lessons learned from the February 2021 winter storms by hearing testimony from a list of identified public and private sector leaders and any other citizen as the Task Force deems necessary; provide recommendations to the Governor for actions needed to ensure adequate supply of critical energy sources during extreme events; and develop priorities for allocation of limited energy resources should supply shortages due to emergency situations necessitate action to preserve life, health, and safety. Becky Keogh, Secretary of Energy & Environment; Lawrence Bengal, Director of the Oil & Gas Commission; Kevin Pfalser, Director of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board; and Mike Preston, Secretary of Commerce, served as members of the Task Force. Secretary Keogh served as the Task Force Chair.





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