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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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Jun 14th, 2012
Viola W. from Thompsons Station, TN signed.
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Ted S. from Monteagle, TN writes:
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Senator, I was your county chairman for your last election. We won the county for fhe first time. Voting with the Democrats to destroy coal and drive up the price of electricity will not sit will with Tennesseans.
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Jerry M. from Waverly, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander, I'll never vote for you again if you don't support Sen. Inhofe resolution
Jun 14th, 2012
Christopher R. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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This is why we need term limits in congress.
Jun 14th, 2012
Gregory G. from Maryville, TN writes:
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With several major industries having shutdown in your own backyard I would think you would oppose any and all of Obama's policies concerning U.S. business/industry. Your votes in the Senate will be remembered by the voters in TN.
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David H. from Madison, TN writes:
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Alexander is a RINO, and a traitor to America and Tennessee.
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Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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Please support the American people and common sense about coal--not the country club/garden club elites and rich environmental lobbyists who can afford energy no matter what the cost.
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Jim H. from Spring Hill, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander. I believe it is time for you to retire. I have long since felt you are no longer representing our interests here in TN.
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Frank M. from Brentwood, TN writes:
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You will NOT be gettting my vote for re-election.
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Frank S. from Cleveland, TN writes:
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU. I THOUGHT YOU HAD SOME COMMON SENSE.
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