LANSING — One week after being sworn in to complete the 98th legislative session, state Representative Patrick Green (D-Warren) was appointed to the influential House Committee on Energy Policy. Green’s appointment comes at the beginning of the lame duck session, which means that he has the opportunity to impact the pending legislative energy package that passed out of the Senate last week.

“I am grateful to Speaker Cotter and Leader Greimel for entrusting me with this great responsibility from the very beginning of my term,” Green said. “I look forward to working with the wide variety of stakeholders involved in Michigan’s energy industry. Above all, I will remain focused on passing policies that represent the best interests of the residents of the 28th District, individuals who are impacted by our state’s energy policies every day. I will work hard to pass an energy plan that will ensure reliable, sustainable and affordable energy for our constituents.”