Where do candidates stand on EPA regulations?

August 05, 2014

EPA over reach is nothing new. Especially here in Arkansas. Farmers and businesses are dealing with a seemingly insurmountable stack of rules imposed on them by this bureaucratic agency run amuck. And, of course, when businesses and farmers have to pay more to meet increasing regulations the cost is passed on to hardworking families.

That’s one of the main reasons we educate people on where elected officials and candidates stand on issues that affect you – the taxpayer.

Asa Hutchinson, Republican candidate for Governor, has come out and stated his opposition to regulations that would increase the cost of electricity for everyone in Arkansas. Andrew DeMillo with the Associated Press has the story. You can read the full version via Arkansas Business by clicking here.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is vowing to join a lawsuit challenging the federal’s government’s proposed rules for power-plant pollution that are aimed at reducing global warming.

Hutchinson on Monday said he would push for the state to join 12 other states that have joined to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

UPDATE

Talk Business has more on this story. Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross and Republican Attorney General candidate Leslie Rutledge have also made statements on this matter.

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