Today, Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R-AZ) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS).
"I am disappointed that President Obama's EPA has put forth one of the most stringent emission mandates in the country just a week after promising a strategy that would balance the economic needs of Arizona and our environmental concerns. These regulations are sure to increase water and electricity bills in our state while making, despite what the EPA says their science justifies, little to no visibility improvements at the Grand Canyon."
"There are still many unanswered questions about the specifics of today's proposal. As we move forward with the extensive review and public comment process, I encourage all Arizonans to come out to the many forthcoming public hearings and express their personal concerns about the EPA's plan."
"The NGS and the Central Arizona Project have played an instrumental role in making Arizona the state it is today. Rest assured, I will continue to work closely with the Arizona and tribal stakeholders on a path forward that preserves the beauty of the Grand Canyon without damaging our local economy, threatening our long-term sustainable water supply, or violating federal trust responsibilities to Arizona tribes."