FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Matthew Benson
Feb. 20, 2018
Consumer Alert: California-led ballot measure means higher costs for Arizona families, lost jobs Statement from Arizonans for Affordable Electricity
“Arizona families and employers face a clear and present threat in the form of an initiative filed today for the November ballot. This proposal seeks to impose burdensome, California-style energy regulations on Arizona – meaning higher electricity costs and reduced power reliability for Arizona families.
“This initiative is bought-and-paid-for by out-of-state special interests – namely, liberal
California billionaire Tom Steyer. He seeks to hijack the Arizona Constitution in order to
benefit his 9-figure energy investments. Arizona families will get stuck paying the bill. “Worst of all, this initiative is cynically marketed under the phony guise of clean energy and public health. Yet a massive loophole specifically exempts Arizona’s 2nd-largest utility company. Don’t be fooled.
“Passage of this initiative would be a setback at a time when Arizona families and
employers are beginning to thrive following the Great Recession. Voters should tell this
bad idea to go back to California.”
– Matthew Benson, spokesman, Arizonans for Affordable Electricity