NGA names Malloy as chair of natural resources committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has made energy policy a priority of his administration, has been named chairman of the National Governors Association’s natural resources committee.

“While the cost of energy continues to rise – straining family budgets and putting our fragile economic recovery in jeopardy — we must do more to explore different avenues and move toward a clean, green energy future,” Malloy said. “As a nation, we must continue to advance the clean energy technologies that are the future of job growth and economic expansion. I am honored to chair the Natural Resources Committee and work towards balancing the needs of our economy with the stewardship of our land and resources.”

Malloy recruited Daniel Esty, a Yale academic and national expert on energy issues, to lead a new state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.