Supports All-the-Above Energy Development & Protecting Taxpayers
U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) released the following statement today after voting against the Green New Deal agenda on the Senate floor:
“We must find serious solutions to protect the environment and taxpayers. The Green New Deal is a pipe dream that would bankrupt hardworking Arizona families. I look forward to working on bipartisan solutions that protect our beautiful outdoors without hurting families.”
Arizona is home to some of the largest clean power projects in the country, including the Glen Canyon and Hoover Dam hydropower projects and the Palo Verde nuclear power plant which supply affordable, carbon-free electricity to millions of households throughout the desert southwest.
Instead of picking energy winners and losers like the Green New Deal tries to do, Senator McSally supports an all-of-the above-energy strategy and has championed commonsense policies to advance clean energy, including:
- Streamlining the permitting process for renewable hydropower
- Research and development of carbon-free advanced nuclear reactors
- Incentivizing carbon capture and reuse technology
- Energy storage and battery development to expand Arizona’s solar capabilities
The American Action Forum estimates that if the Green New Deal (GND) is enacted, every American household would pay $65,000 per year to foot the bill and that the total price tag could reach $93 trillion in the first 10 years alone.