11:00am

Wed February 3, 2010
WVAS Local

Gov Riley to discuss energy, charter schools in Washington

Montgomery, AL – - Gov. Bob Riley says federal energy
legislation seems almost dedicated to punish states with high coal
usage, like Alabama. He says "cap and trade" legislation should
give states like Alabama credit for their hydroelectric and nuclear
power generation.
Riley made the comments Wednesday morning before leaving for
Washington for a meeting with President Obama and other governors
to discuss energy issues.
Riley is among a bipartisan group of governors invited to the
meeting. The Republican governor said he appreciates the Democratic
president having regular meetings with small groups of governors to
discuss issues.
Riley will also meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to
discuss charter schools. Riley is trying to get the Legislature to
legalize charter schools in Alabama.