State of Arkansas Archives: on Environment


Mark West: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Fight EPA regulatory over-reach"?

A: Support

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Arkansas governor candidate Apr 28, 2018

Asa Hutchinson: Reduce burden of unreasonable regulations

Whether it's a veteran or a civilian who moves to Arkansas to start a business, it's important for our state's business climate to be helpful to all entrepreneurs--not a hindrance. That's why we promised to reduce the burden of unreasonable regulations on our businesses, and we've made great strides, but there's more to be done. In fact, later this week, I will announce the names of the Arkansans who have agreed to serve on a working group focused on reducing regulatory burdens. By fall, they will present a blueprint for legislation to present during the 92nd General Assembly that will eliminate unnecessary obstacles that prevent Arkansans from pursuing their dreams for a particular trade.
Source: 2018 Arkansas State of the State address Feb 12, 2018

Conner Eldridge: Repeal overly-burdensome regulations that hurt farmers

Agriculture is the bedrock of the Arkansas way of life and that we have to do everything we can to help our farms and farming communities prosper.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, ConnerForArkansas.com Aug 31, 2016

Curtis Coleman: EPA poses a serious threat to property rights

The EPA is out of control, and poses a serious threat to property rights. I will work tirelessly to rein in this agency, and find smarter, less intrusive ways to preserve our beautiful State and Nation.
Source: 2016 Arkansas Senate campaign website, CurtisColeman.com Nov 11, 2015

John Boozman: EPA regulations make dirtier climate abroad & no gain in US

Boozman said the effects of the EPA regulation extend to the national and even international level. He said if the US stops burning coal, countries like China and India say they will still continue to burn it. "They burn it without the protections we have," Boozman said. "So if we go along with the EPA, it's all pain and no gain on the part of the US. You'll actually have a dirtier climate as a result of these other countries burning our coal."

On a national level, Boozman is pushing back against the EPA's mandates: he recently co-sponsored the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act. He said Congress overwhelmingly opposes the EPA's proposed regulations. During the EPA's public comment period regarding the carbon dioxide emissions mandate, Boozman said, the public expressed its strong negativity toward the ruling. Congress is currently poised to enact more legislation once the EPA implements its ruling, Boozman said: "We're pulling out all the tools in our toolbox to protect rate payers and jobs."

Source: KAIT-8 coverage of 2016 Arkansas Senate race May 27, 2015

Bruce Westerman: Fight EPA expansion of protected waters

As your next Congressman, I will advocate that future agricultural policies should focus on ensuring a reliable and safe food supply by:
Source: 2014 Arkansas House campaign website, BruceWesterman.com Oct 10, 2014

Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs

The Arkansas Forestry Commission marks its 80th anniversary this year. They have led the effort of preserving, protecting and restoring the approximately 18.5 million acres of forestland. They manage our private and public forest lands with a commitment to sustainability, while maintaining Arkansas's largest manufacturing sector. The forest-products industry directly employs more than 30,000 Arkansans and contributes more than $1.5-billion in payroll to our economy every year.
Source: Arkansas 2011 gubernatorial press release #2801 Mar 25, 2011

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