October 3, 2015…Today, Gary Kiehne, the Republican and conservative, grassroots candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, is a featured speaker at the Americans for Prosperity “Help Stop the Clean Power Plan” Rally in Joseph City, AZ.
Kiehne, a cattleman and successful small business owner, released the following comments in advance of the AFP rally:
“Here in rural Arizona and across this state and nation, we continue to suffer as a result of the continuous overreach from the EPA. The latest regulations released in the Clean Power Plan in August take things one step further by increasing the emissions regulations. These expectations serve up three punches in a row to our state. First, killing hundreds of jobs across Arizona’s rural 1st Congressional District, home to several coal fired plants. Second, taking a sledgehammer to the natural resource that produces nearly 40% of our electricity in the state. And third, these new regulations are going to hit Arizonans where it hurts the most, in our wallets.
With no plans at the ready to replace the jobs we’ll lose, the electricity we’ll miss and increase economic growth to help our citizens afford higher energy costs, we’ve got to stand up and fight back against this overreaching EPA. As a small business owner in oil and gas exploration and production, ranching and the hotel industry, I know how hard it is to comply with the messy red tape regulations stemming from the federal government, and I’ve had enough. That’s why I’m running for Congress, to rein in the continued overreach coming out of Washington, DC and return decision making to Arizonans and our local communities.”
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