Energy and Environment

Committee Chair: 
Michael Heltzer
BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ
Head of State Affairs
Staff Contact: 
Jason Geer
jgeer@michamber.com
Director of Energy & Environmental Policy
The Michigan Chamber’s Energy and Environment Committee focuses on a wide range of regulatory and legislative issues related to air emission, water use, waste management, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy rates. The committee is made up of experts within companies from across Michigan. Members of the committee are responsible for developing proposed policies relating to environmental and energy issues. The primary focus of the committee is on state-level issues under consideration in Lansing; however, the committee also addresses related federal issues. Policy recommendations from the committee are forwarded to the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors for action at one of its three yearly meetings. Following Board approval, Chamber staff is responsible for carrying out policy through legislative testimony, agency and public relations activities.
Notes: 
All meetings will be held from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing. Notices are sent prior to each meeting. Key legislators, top agency administrators and representatives from the executive office often serve as guest speakers.