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Westerman on Obama Power Regulations: “It Is Time for the Overreach to Stop.”

August 3, 2015
Press Release


HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement Monday (Aug. 3) in response to President Barack Obama’s proposal to reduce emissions at American power plants by more than 30 percent:

“While the president’s new energy tax may make his radical friends jump for joy, the reality is Arkansas residents, business owners and energy providers are going to feel the pinch of regulation. The added costs that result from complying with President Obama’s overreaching mandates are going to be passed on to consumers in Hot Springs, Hope, Monticello, Mansfield, and all parts of this great country. These rules could actually make the environment worse by pushing manufacturing and jobs to countries with little or no value for the environment. I will do everything in my power to stop the president’s energy tax on business and consumers. His actions are crushing the economy and shrinking wages. It is time for the overreach to stop.”