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Governor Huntsman Names Energy Advisory Council

News Release
June 06, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has appointed the following members of the state's new Energy Advisory Council:

  • Keith Rattie : Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questar Corporation. Represents the natural gas industry.
  • Rich Walje: Executive Vice President, Utah Power. Chair of the Wasatch Regional Environmental Forum. Represents the electric power industry.
  • Jim Felton: Investor Relations Manager of the Bill Barrett Corporation. Represents the oil and gas production industry.
  • Doug Smith: President Andalex Coal Resources, owner and operator of three coal mines in Utah and member of the Utah Mining Association, Represents electricity and coal issues
  • Craig Cox: President of Enviroserve Associates. Member of the transition team for Department of Natural Resources and Energy office. Represents alternative energy resources.
  • Phillip Colton: Experience in private nuclear fuels manufacturing, for the Atomic Energy Agency in Washington D.C. Responsible for writing regulatory guides and laws for nuclear-related facilities. Senior manager to the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria from 1976-81 and again from 1991-99. Senior scientist at the State Department responsible for technical transfer and nuclear non-proliferation.
  • Senator Mike Dmitrich (D) District 27
  • Sarah Wright: Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy, an organization working with diverse constituents to advance energy efficient technologies and renewable energy development in Utah. Represents alternative energy and conservation.
  • Scott Gutting: Utah Association of Energy Users, Questar Representative. Represents energy consumption of large organizations.
  • Dan Johnson: Lead refinery for Chevron Texaco, represents oil refineries and distribution.
  • Representative Fred Hunsaker (R) District 4
  • Commissioner Steve Burge: Carbon County Commissioner. Lawyer and professor at College of Eastern Utah.
  • Irene Rees: Representative of Department of Public Utilities, representing energy interests of the public.
"Energy development and conservation are of prime importance to Utah," said Governor Huntsman. "This group of highly qualified advisors will provide input on issues that will determine the direction of energy policy in the state for years to come."

One of the first tasks of the Energy Advisory Council will be to submit recommendations to the Governor regarding the naming of an Energy Advisor. The Council will then assist the Energy Advisor in the development and implementation of energy policy for the State of Utah. The Council plans to meet quarterly. The Council is likely to expand by one or two more members.

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