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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
John F. from Germantown, TN signed.
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Michael K. from Jonesborough, TN signed.
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Jana B. from Pleasant View, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Memphis, TN writes:
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By your war on coal I am assuming that you have already decided that this will be your last term. Still, do you really want to leave with your constituents feeling you have betrayed them, as Mississipians feel Barbour betrayed them? Is this the legacy you want?
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Whitwell, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Midge S. from Nashville, TN writes:
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Please do the right thing. Your excuses do not hold water. We DO NOT want more government regulations, we have to many as it is. Please check with the science guys on this issue. Obama's rogue EPA is out of control and it is now time to rain them back in line. I promise you if you side with Obama on this issue I will never vote for you. I'm sure many people feel as strongly as I do. NO DO THE RIGHT THING!
Jun 19th, 2012
Sharon K. from Memphis, TN signed.
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Someone from Summertown, TN signed.
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John J. from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Dean R. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Don't forget, your choice today will be sorely remembered when you "try" to get re-elected!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Centerville, TN writes:
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I know your not running again but do not sell this state down the Obama river ... if you sell Tennessee down the river... your legacy will reflect on this... THINK Before you side with this Liberal Out of Control President.. The people of Tennessee have suffered enough Obama must GO... Senator we sent you to Washington DC to vote with Conservative's not Liberals... Now, Do The Right thing!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Joan O. from Cleveland, TN signed.
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Shirley E. from Lebanon, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Gary T. from Shelbyville, TN writes:
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Lamar, don't drink the cool aid. Vote yes to SJ Res 37 and stay conservative. We don't need this EXPENSIVE regulation!
Jun 19th, 2012
Sarah P. from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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Please, please, please vote YES on S.J. Res 37 if you want my vote in the future!
Jun 19th, 2012
Richard F. from Limestone, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Woodbury, TN writes:
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OUR ELECTRICITY BILLS ARE HIGH ENOUGH AS IT IS.WE CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THEM NOW. OBAMA'S GREEN JOBS IS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF HIS WAYS TO BANKRUPT OUR COUNTRY. IF YOU VOTE WITH HIM THEN YOU CAN LEAVE WITH HIM IN JANUARY 2013
Jun 19th, 2012
Sandra L. from Memphis, TN writes:
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You need to listen to the people and do what you were elected to do and that is represent us, not your own agenda.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Gary S. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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Vote YES on the Inhofe bill. Support of Obama on the coal issue betrays Tennessee and the US citizens.
Jun 19th, 2012
randy l. from Finger, TN signed.
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James R. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Bob K. from Madison, TN writes:
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Ate you from Tennessee or Washington????
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Smyrna, TN writes:
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Do not follow Obama. You are suppose to be Republican.
Jun 19th, 2012
Iisabel S. from Cleveland, TN writes:
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I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN MR. ALEXANDER'S SIDING WITH OBAMA. HE WILL COME UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.
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Pamela F. from Limestone, TN signed.
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Betty M. from Gallatin, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
John D. from Johnson City, TN writes:
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We are watching you. If you support Obama and become a RINO we will vote you out!!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Iisabel S. from Cleveland, TN signed.
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Colleen H. from Soddy Daisy, TN signed.
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Lemuel B. from Cleveland, TN signed.
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Annette A. from Soddy Daisy, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
David P. from Memphis, TN writes:
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why don`t you do something that is good for a change
Jun 19th, 2012
Christopher M. from Jonesborough, TN signed.
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James M. from Union City, TN signed.