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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!)

Public Comments
Jun 19th, 2012
LENNIE B. from Maryville, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander; As a fellow Tennesseean, I urge you to vote against Utility MACT .
Jun 19th, 2012
Scott A. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Joseph K. from Elizabethton, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
marilynn c m. from Memphis, TN writes:
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This is the right thing to do as a true patriot and servant of the people of this great nation! As a voter, I will be paying attention and expect you to reverse course on Utility MACT and stand up for Tennessee and America!
Jun 19th, 2012
gerald k. from Auburntown, TN writes:
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senatot, your daughter does not represent the people of tenneessee, you do so think for your self
Jun 19th, 2012
charles m. from Rogersville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Phillip R. from Maryville, TN writes:
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I don't believe that Alexander would support Obama on this. I cannot support anyone that would!!!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Cathy C. from Elizabethton, TN writes:
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Stop siding with Obama and the EPA...shut down the EPA.
Jun 19th, 2012
Charles E. from Ardmore, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Tom T. from Alcoa, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Letty F. from Memphis, TN writes:
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Senator, please don't be a RINO
Jun 19th, 2012
Thomas P. from Hixson, TN writes:
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We need to protect our workers and their jobs. Why are you going the wrong way NOW?
Jun 19th, 2012
Dianne R. from Rockwood, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
cecile p. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Susanne O. from Bluff City, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander, I am very disappointed to hear you are siding with Pres. Obama on the coal issue. Shutting down coal powered electric planats is ridiculas. There are many jobs that will be lost. I am urging you to vote to reverse course on the Utility MACT. Tennesseans have voted you into the Senate. I feel you should be voting in the Senate to help Tennessee. You may have reasons to side with Pres. Obama, but your reasoning for doing this is very week. Sincerely, Susanne H. O'Dell
Jun 19th, 2012
Richard L. from Cordova, TN writes:
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Sen. Alexander, you have always had the public's best interests. What's up with this? There is more clean coal being used today than ever before! It's still the lifeblood of our energy industry.
Jun 19th, 2012
cecile p. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Sherry H. from Newport, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Catherine R. from Clifton, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Robert S. from Chapel Hill, TN writes:
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Think of all the lost jobs rhis will cause
Jun 19th, 2012
richard m. from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Erwin, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Ina L. from Mount Juliet, TN writes:
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I'm afraid most old guard senators should be replaced when their present terms expire. Alexander has shown he is definately one of them.
Jun 19th, 2012
Margaret C. from Crossville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Mitchell R. F. from Lebanon, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, you were hired by the People of Tennessee to work for the People of Tennessee. Do Your Job and stop shinning Obama's boots. He's going to be fired in November and you among many are going to be left sucking the hind titt. Mitchell Fortune Lebanon, Tn.
Jun 19th, 2012
James T. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Tommy & Mona F. from Calhoun, TN writes:
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I guess you are not going to run again right?
Jun 19th, 2012
BUDDY D. from Rutledge, TN writes:
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You have not done your homework - there are many coal fired power plants with clean emmissions. Your reasons for voting with obummer are very weak - hope you change your position
Jun 19th, 2012
Janet P. from Clarksville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Richard P. from Greenback, TN writes:
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Yesterday as I drove to town I spotted at least three large piles of burning brush, and as I sat on my back deck late this morning, I could smell more of the same. Outlaw open fires if you want to reduce air polution. Don't fall prey to the evironmentalists phoney claims; shades of Al Gore!.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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Alexander,if you vote with obama on this coal bill . The people of Tennessee will never vote for you again (think about it)!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
roy b. from Sevierville, TN writes:
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We need to fire/recall Lamar
Jun 19th, 2012
Ray and Reva E. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
irvin d. from Pikeville, KY signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Joe I. from Crossville, TN writes:
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Listen up LAMAR, get out from under Obama's desk, and ACT, VOTE like an American with Americans, OR we WILL TERMINATE YOU with your Marxist bastard degenerate american friends next election. Do you hear us you RINO SOB?
Jun 19th, 2012
George G. from Dayton, TN writes:
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Coal is our Lifeblood! I STRONGLY support the ability to Mine Coial in TN, for its Jobs, its safety and its CLEAN Energy! Dr. George Garland, Dayton TN YOU CAN BE REPLACED!
Jun 19th, 2012
Lucy D. from Hampton, TN writes:
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S.J. Res 37...VOTE NO!!!! REMEMBER WE VOTED YOU IN AND WE CAN VOTE YOU OUT!!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Charles B. from Milton, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Finley J P. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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Hey Lamar..whose team are you on? Tennessee needs the coal industry! Let's keep it that way!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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Alexander,if you vote with obama on this coal bill . The people of Tennessee will never vote for you again (think about it)!!!