Legislator appointed to energy committee of national council

Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, was recently appointed to the Energy & Environment Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG) Southern Office by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

Roberts was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2020 after nearly three decades as a business owner and developer. He served on the MAPS 3 Oversight Committee of Oklahoma City and the Board of Ozarks Teen Challenge.

“Energy is a critical driver in Oklahoma’s economy,” Roberts said. “I’m glad to be part of a group that will give me the opportunity to highlight the industry’s contributions while balancing environmental concerns.”

Established in 1947, the CSG Southern Office is the largest of four regions operating under the Council of State Governments. They aim to promote and strengthen intergovernmental cooperation among 15 member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Energy & Environment Committee exchanges ideas for effective legislation and organizes programs to create strategies to address shared energy and environmental concerns. The committee is comprised of state officials from all levels of government.

Source: House release