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Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce opposes California-style energy initiative
The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes a ballot initiative that would raise energy costs on Arizona families, kill thousands of jobs and inflict significant damage upon our local and state economy.
The so-called “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative – led and financed by San Francisco billionaire and political activist Tom Steyer – would mandate in the Arizona Constitution that public utilities derive at least half of their power from renewable resources by 2030. If approved, these inflexible mandates will mean increased electricity bills – approximately $1,200 in added costs each year for the average family. Higher energy bills hurt employers and are a drag on the economy. Most devastating to those of us in the West Valley, experts say passage of the initiative will force the closure of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, as the proposal doesn’t consider emissions-free nuclear a ‘clean’ energy source. Palo Verde employs thousands of workers, many of whom live in our community, and is the nation’s largest provider of carbon-free electricity.
The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to join community and business leaders across Arizona in urging voters to oppose the energy initiative. Protect Arizona families. Protect Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. Don’t sign any petitions to qualify this initiative for the ballot.