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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 14th, 2012
Someone from Cleveland, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Brian D. from Lenoir City, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Robert R. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Gary S. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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I will vote for any candidate that opposes you, Alexander.....ANY candidate. I and my fellow Tenneseans want to send you a message....you are not one of us.
Jun 13th, 2012
Someone from Winchester, TN writes:
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You will have to come up for re-election in a year or so, don't count on my vote....
Jun 13th, 2012
David P. from Kingsport, TN writes:
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Needed coal trains pass our Kingsport home daily to Rogersville plant. Don't sell us out to EPA. Stop their abuse now, please!
Jun 13th, 2012
Someone from Arlington, VA signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Roxi C. from Clendenin, WV signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Roger H. from Sevierville, TN signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
William M. from Jonesborough, TN writes:
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I don't know what Senator Alexander is thinking by not supporting the Inhofe resresolution. Something has to be done to stop the Obama agenda of using the EPA to get his cap-and-trade instigated. Senator, if you vote against the Inhofe resolution, you don't need my vote when you run for re-election.
Jun 13th, 2012
Someone from Nashville, TN writes:
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maybe you can afford to pay skyrocketing electric bills but we the average citizens CANT . to support this mact will be the destruction of our already changing quality of life
Jun 13th, 2012
Mickey E. from Alma, AR signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Alice C. from Portland, TN writes:
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Another Rhino?
Jun 13th, 2012
Bill R. from North Attleboro, MA writes:
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Like other tea members senator, I'll be funding your opponents in the primary, and you won't be returning to Washington, to bake cookies with Democrats, who when they are asked to "compromise", laugh in your face.
Jun 13th, 2012
Douglas D. from Manchester, TN signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
Martha H. from Stuart, FL signed.
Jun 13th, 2012
John G. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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Stop this attack on COAL. Stand up for Tennessee or resign from the Senate.
Jun 13th, 2012
Ed G. from Salinas, CA writes:
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While I can not vote for or against him i CAN and WILL send money to whoever runs against him
Jun 12th, 2012
Joyce L. from Germantown, TN writes:
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Finally we have a Republican who cares about what we breathe. Good for you Mr. Alexander. I support you 100%!
Jun 12th, 2012
Jacqueline A. from Conroe, TX signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Steve H. from Vonore, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Dale L. from Martinsville, VA signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Jerry G. from Kodak, TN writes:
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If you side with Obama on the Utility MACT, or offer the phony amendment, I commit to voting for and actively campaigning for any old stinking democrat that runs against you. Jerry Graham
Jun 12th, 2012
Tina W. from Morristown, TN writes:
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Good for you Lamar.
Jun 12th, 2012
LaRue H. from Crossville, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Someone from Kodak, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Joe G. from Springfield, MO writes:
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Mr. Alexander - I have many friends in Tennessee who think as I do and I know they will gladly vote you out of office if you go ahead and support this measure. I do hope a true conservative is re-elected in your place, regardless if they are a democrat or a republican.
Jun 12th, 2012
Someone from Morristown, TN writes:
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It is very apparent the state of Tennessee is in need of a new Senator!
Jun 12th, 2012
Patrick S. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Tony N. from Hermitage, TN writes:
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I can't recall ever voting for a democrat, but I will against you, Mr. Alexander. At least I will know what I am getting then!
Jun 12th, 2012
Charles L. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
Someone from Boise, ID writes:
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An Ionosphere - Sticker Shock it will be for all!
Jun 12th, 2012
Someone from Covington, KY writes:
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The tea party needs to target Alexander with a conservative alternative.
Jun 12th, 2012
Adam L. from Caryville, TN writes:
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You have shown us all where you stand. That is not for the good of TN. Everyone I know will know what you are doing so thank you for showing us who you really are.
Jun 12th, 2012
Ernie B. from Strawberry Plains, TN signed.
Jun 12th, 2012
RUSS AND JOANN H. from Gallatin, TN signed.
Jun 11th, 2012
carole c. from Watkinsville, GA signed.
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Esther R. from Milton, PA signed.
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Ron C. from Joelton, TN signed.
Jun 11th, 2012
Tiffany W. from Seymour, TN signed.