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

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(Not in Tennessee? Take action at our National Petition instead at www.WarOnCoal.com!)

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!

(Not in Tennessee? Take action at our National Petition instead at www.WarOnCoal.com!)

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Dec 26th, 2018
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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!!
Sep 21st, 2012
Someone from Buena Vista, TN signed.
Aug 29th, 2012
james h. from Bradyville, TN writes:
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obama is all about the down fall of the USA!!! HE MUST BE STOPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 19th, 2012
Susanne O. from Bluff City, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander, if you cannot support the people of Tennessee who have put you in office, don't expect us to support you any more.
Jul 16th, 2012
Nancy K. from Spring Hill, TN signed.
Jul 15th, 2012
Priscilla S. from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
Jul 12th, 2012
Imogene R. from Prospect, TN signed.
Jul 12th, 2012
Imogene R. from Prospect, TN signed.
Jul 9th, 2012
Paul J. from Greenfield, TN writes:
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Do not be a back stabbing SOB to the Tennessee residents. A vote against S.J. Res. 37 is a vote against us! And we will vote against you!
Jul 8th, 2012
David C. from Arlington, TN signed.
Jul 7th, 2012
E.J. B. from Elizabethton, TN writes:
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WORK FOR TENNESSEE
Jul 6th, 2012
REV. CARLA L. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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!STOP! EVERTHING THAT YOU STAND FOR IS JUST AS MUCH CRAP AS FOR WHAT OBAMA STANDS FOR !!! ALEXANDER AND OBAMA NEEDS TO BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE !!!! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE !!! HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR RAISING ALEXANDER... YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING US "LITTLE" PEOPLE... WE PUT YOU IN OFFICE AND WE CAN AND WILL TAKE BACK WE YOU AND TE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES HAVE TRIED SO HARD TO TAKE AWAY !!!!! OUR COUNTRY, OUR WAY OF LIVING, OUR RIGHTS... !
Jul 6th, 2012
REV. CARLA L. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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!STOP! EVERTHING THAT YOU STAND FOR IS JUST AS MUCH CRAP AS FOR WHAT OBAMA STANDS FOR !!! ALEXANDER AND OBAMA NEEDS TO BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE !!!! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE !!! HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR RAISING ALEXANDER... YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING US "LITTLE" PEOPLE... WE PUT YOU IN OFFICE AND WE CAN AND WILL TAKE BACK WE YOU AND TE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES HAVE TRIED SO HARD TO TAKE AWAY !!!!! OUR COUNTRY, OUR WAY OF LIVING, OUR RIGHTS... !
Jul 3rd, 2012
Someone from Nashville, TN writes:
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Why can't anyone just do the right thing, without politics getting involved? Is it really that hard?
Jul 3rd, 2012
Lillian O. from Oakland, TN writes:
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It is time to stop Obama's dictatorship. If you are with us you need to step up and be on our side, our state and our country.
Jul 3rd, 2012
Someone from Loretto, TN signed.
Jul 2nd, 2012
john A. from Mountain City, TN signed.
Jul 2nd, 2012
John D C. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jul 2nd, 2012
Julie k. from Chapel Hill, TN signed.
Jul 1st, 2012
Thomas W. from Chapel Hill, TN signed.
Jul 1st, 2012
FORREST R. from Hermitage, TN writes:
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YOU WERE A GOOD GOVENOR. WHEN DID YOU BECOME A DEMOCRAT?
Jul 1st, 2012
Lee S. from Gadsden, TN writes:
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I have most always voted rebublican so they would stand up for what is right. Please do that and fight for less regulations. Not more.
Jun 30th, 2012
Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 30th, 2012
Donna B. from Oliver Springs, TN signed.
Jun 29th, 2012
Danny R. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 29th, 2012
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