- Report Published -
|Report of the Virginia Energy and Coal Commission|
|Virginia Coal and Energy Commission|
|SJR 30 (1982)|
|The Virginia Coal and Energy Commission was established as a permanent legislative study commission in 1979. It is responsible for studying and promoting the use of coal, as well as renewable and other energy sources that can be used as an alternative to petroleum. The Commission consists of twenty members, five of whom are appointed from the Senate, and eight of whom are appointed from the House of Delegates; the remaining seven members of the Commission are chosen from the State at large by the Governor. Since the Commission was created, several individuals have been appointed to serve on it in an ex officio capacity.|
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission during 1982 were Delegates Joseph A. Johnson and W. Ward Teel, respectively. Much of the Commission's work was done by its subcommittees, which in 1982 included the following: Coal, chaired by Delegate A. Victor Thomas; Energy Preparedness, chaired by Delegate James F. Almand; Oil and Gas, chaired by Senator Frederick C. Boucher; Renewable Energy, chaired by Delegate J. Paul Councill, Jr.; and Uranium, chaired by Senator Daniel W. Bird, Jr. A complete membership list for each subcommittee can be found in Appendix A.
During the past year, the Commission and its subcommittees considered a number of issues, ranging from the mining and milling of uranium to the recycling of used motor oil. Brief reports on those issues to which the Commission devoted the majority of its time follow.