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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
Someone from Seymour, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
donald b. from Collierville, TN writes:
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Stop siding with that bastard.
Jun 19th, 2012
Anthony K. from Englewood, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Hixson, TN writes:
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Vote for Tennessee and stop killing the coal industry.
Jun 19th, 2012
George C. from Athens, TN writes:
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Please vot "yes" on S.J. Res 37
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Jackson, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Rolland F. from Deer Lodge, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Eloise R. from Milton, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Richard C. from Memphis, TN writes:
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You did not run as a Democrat. You ran as a conservative republican. Tn needs jobs not higher utility bills. It's time to step up and support those that elected you.
Jun 19th, 2012
Gerald F. from Bradford, TN writes:
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senator Lamar Alexander: Sir please don't make life any harder on Tennesseeans, By causeing our power bills to increase. please Support Sen. Jim Inhofe's bill. from G.W. froehlich Bradford, Tennessee
Jun 19th, 2012
Mike M. from Arlington, TN signed.
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Les D. from Mount Juliet, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Molly C. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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Too many jobs are at stake-wait-let time help work this out when the economy has built back up. THEN work on the problem.
Jun 19th, 2012
Sue W. from Mount Juliet, TN signed.
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Someone from Lake City, TN signed.
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Elbert N. from Bluff City, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Cory S. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Donna E. from Shelbyville, TN writes:
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Is the to be your legacy? You are destroying families and the rule of law by siding with the Democrats
Jun 19th, 2012
Bonnie J. from Portland, TN writes:
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Please don't go crazy on us now,when you need you the most!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, TN writes:
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This is to ask that you stop supporting Obama in this job killing expedition. Thank you.
Jun 19th, 2012
Doug P. from Spring Hill, TN signed.
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CHARLES S. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Theresa M. from Greenback, TN writes:
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Jun 19th, 2012
Thom H. from Crossville, TN writes:
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We have to stop killing jobs!!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Bobby H. from Milan, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Klaus L. from Clarksville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Claud H. from Bean Station, TN writes:
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Please vote for the Inhofe resolution and do not support Obama's war on coal.
Jun 19th, 2012
Forrest M. from Jackson, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Robert A. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Jerry & Lynda K. from Goodspring, TN writes:
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We encourage you to take a stand for the people of Tennessee and vote "Yes" on S.J. RES 37
Jun 19th, 2012
James B. from Old Hickory, TN writes:
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please don't side up with Dictator Obama on anything he suggest. If he is for it, it is bad for America. We need to remove this Dictator from office.
Jun 19th, 2012
Tammy R. from Nolensville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
John B. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Marvin F. from Mount Juliet, TN writes:
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Please Senator Alexander. take a stand for Tennesseeans who desperately need jobs. Do not join Obama's war on coal.
Jun 19th, 2012
Martin E. from Humboldt, TN writes:
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NKB is killing this country we should all send him back to the jungle where he belongs!
Jun 19th, 2012
Gary S. from Hendersonville, TN writes:
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If you are siding with Obama and the democrats on this then you must be planning to retire before the next election or better yet maybe you'll just wait for the good people of Tennessee to send you back home for retirement.
Jun 19th, 2012
DON R. from Arlington, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
CLARENCE H. from Goodlettsville, TN writes:
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KEEP COAL BUSINESSES RUNNING.