Arizona electricity costs soon to rise thanks to Obama's EPA
EPA regulations threaten Arizona economy, lawmakers told
(Phoenix, State Capitol)—Arizona’s economy could soon be feeling the effects of higher electricity rates under regulations recently announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a group of state lawmakers was told Monday.
In a rare joint committee hearing chaired by Senator Gail Griffin (R-Hereford), members of the Senate Government and Environment Committee and the House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Representative Frank Pratt (R-Casa Grande) heard testimony from state air quality regulators, utility officials, a hospital executive, union representative, and the Director of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, all of whom agreed that new regulations announced by the EPA could have a significant, negative impact on Arizona’s economy and its ability to attract and create new jobs.
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