Sen. Alexander, stop supporting Obama's war on coal!

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In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama explained his energy policy like this: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad.” He went on to say: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

That’s really bad news for Tennessee, which relies on coal-fired power plants for 53 percent of its electricity. Yet, shockingly, Sen. Lamar Alexander is siding with Obama and his War on Coal.

The day after the 2010 election, Obama said: “Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way. It was a means, not an end.”

Obama has used his Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrats to move forward on that plan. The linchpin is the “Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology” rule, and it’s the most expensive EPA rule in history.

Fortunately, the Senate will soon have an opportunity to overturn the mercury rule when it votes on a resolution offered by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., under the Congressional Review Act, a specialized procedure that protects votes on overturning regulations from filibuster. The Inhofe resolution requires only 51 votes to invalidate the rule.

Unfortunately, Alexander has publicly stated that he will vote against the Inhofe resolution.  Worse, he is offering a phony bill that has no chance of passing, would only briefly delay the economic devastation of the Utility MACT rule, and serves no purpose but to attempt to provide himself and vulnerable Democrats with political cover for voting against the Inhofe Resolution.

That's wrong for Tennessee.

Urge Senator Lamar Alexander to reverse course on Utility MACT and stand up for Tennessee!

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Public Comments (4,084)
Feb 26th, 2015
John N. from Tullahoma, TN signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
T. A M. from Dothan, AL writes:
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Mr. Alexander. For the life of me I am so simple man I can't figure why you don't look to a higher power than the senate to right a wrong. God can send a message to us overnight to clear. I'm Not a very religious person,but if you look around you can not find any thing that include God.the politicians think they know all the answers. Think again,see what is happen to America. I Watch it every day, don't test God. He will eventually Win. T A Miller
Jun 2nd, 2014
Marvin N. from Smyrna, TN signed.
Jul 30th, 2013
marilynn c m. from Memphis, TN writes:
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coal is good and right for our nation and this war on coal is just a smoke-screen for taking down a great nation in increments.. Be a patriot or be gone!
Jul 8th, 2013
gary l. from Denver, CO writes:
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stop this communistic radical enviroweenie war on coal by obama and the radical epa and other burearacies. it will raise our energy rates, hurt our economy and kill jobs and hurt our national security and americas energy independence. use the power of congress purse to stop funding to the epa and other bureacracys that are waging war on coal and us the congressional review act to stop obamas war on coal regulations that circumvent congress. obamas a commie. god bless america
May 25th, 2013
stephen k. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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stop supporting obama coal taxes
Mar 20th, 2013
Someone from Old Hickory, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, I urge you to stop supporting this insane policy which is just another way to suck the middle class dry. Does no one in Washington understand or care? Washington is bankrupting Americans and the day of reconing is coming.
Jan 10th, 2013
James H. from Clarksville, TN signed.
Oct 20th, 2012
JOSEPH M. from Hermitage, TN signed.
Oct 12th, 2012
Maria G. from Jonesborough, TN writes:
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We're on to you Sen. Alexander. For once, stand up for Tennessee, and the people who live here!!