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"Tea-Party" Protesters Target Emission Rules

Arizona: 'Tea-party' protesters in Scottsdale target emission rules
Jan. 8, 2010 Western Business Roundtable

Executives from several large, publicly traded electric utilities were greeted in Scottsdale on Thursday by a group of "tea party" protesters demanding that the companies fight global-warming legislation. The protesters - Americans for Prosperity, the Scottsdale Tea Party and FreedomWorks - said that man-made global warming is not real and that utilities should reject new regulations on the emissions from their power plants that raise energy prices.

Inside the Fairmont Scottsdale, about 75 top executives from major utilities, including Arizona Public Service Co., conducted a private quarterly board meeting of the Edison Electric Institute, including a presentation from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.

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