McGrath Elected to Executive Board of Western Attorneys General Group
SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath was elected Wednesday to the four-member executive board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. The election came at the close of CWAG’s annual meeting at Sun Valley, Idaho.
McGrath, 53, was elected to a one-year term. Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers was selected CWAG president and Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar were also elected to the executive board.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work more closely with my colleagues from around the West,” McGrath said. “The next year promises to be a challenging one, as we face energy and land use issues.”
Indeed, while in Sun Valley CWAG created a new committee specifically to address energy issues. Also during the five-day meeting, McGrath moderated a panel discussion on “Energy De-Regulation – Responding to Crisis.”
CWAG is comprised of attorneys general from 15 western states and three Pacific territories. The conference focuses on topics pertinent to western states, including water rights, Indian law, public lands and natural resources. CWAG also addresses international issues as they apply to Mexican and Canadian border states.
McGrath, a Democrat, was elected Montana’s 19th attorney general in November 2000.