PUBLISHED: 4:08 PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Governors urge congress to support energy security programs
Governor Sarah Palin and Governor Joe Manchin III, of West Virginia, are urging Congress to support federal-state programs that assist states in promoting energy security. Manchin is chair of the Natural Resources Committee for the National Governors Association, and Governor Palin serves as vice chair.

Given recent energy price increases and projected long-term growth in energy demand, both governors are calling on Congress to support efforts to conserve energy resources while actively seeking to diversify supplies by expanding renewable resources.

The National Governors Association promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a unified voice on national policy. Its members are the governors of the 50 states and five territories.