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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
Carolyn J. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Melinda J. from Brentwood, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Morrison, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Kevin M. from Maryville, TN writes:
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I urge you to vote in favor of Senator Inhofe's resolution.
Jun 19th, 2012
Mary M. from Flag Pond, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Joseph K. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Join Obama in the unemployment line that he and you created. Killing Jobs, Killing America.
Jun 19th, 2012
Gary N. from Loudon, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, TN writes:
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Do not let this be your legacy Senator Alexander......
Jun 19th, 2012
C.R. F. from Cookeville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Edker D. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
wade s. from Loudon, TN writes:
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As usual you don't do your homework!
Jun 19th, 2012
charles h. from Bulls Gap, TN writes:
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any thing Obama is for needs to be voted against, period.
Jun 19th, 2012
Hilman W. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Barbara A. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Gallatin, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Dan S. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
William L. from Franklin, TN writes:
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We will vote you out next election!
Jun 19th, 2012
Mr and Mrs Charles P. from Bethany, MO writes:
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Vote for us to use the coal all it need is filters and so what the green is all a big joke.Now
Jun 19th, 2012
James. T. B. from Maryville, TN writes:
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I can't believe that you would support Obama's desire to increase the price of our utilities that people cannot afford even now. Please help to stop Obama's war on the middle class.
Jun 19th, 2012
Ken N. from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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Do not support this.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Erwin, TN writes:
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I've supported your every political move since you first announced you where running for Govenor but you Sir are ded wrong on this one.
Jun 19th, 2012
Jerry M. from Sevierville, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Robert E. from Lexington, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Vyron M. from Newbern, TN writes:
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I would like to know the full context of why Mr. Alexander approves this bill. Where can I learn his views on this vital subject?
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
nick B. from Madison, TN writes:
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I know your not running again but do not sell this state down the Obama river ... I have voted for you in every election but 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
becky b. from Fairview, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Robin R. from Dyersburg, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Russell L. from Millington, TN writes:
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Get real, you have voted with the dems nearly 50% of the time, don't think the people of Tennessee haven't noticed. Corker will go in November and you will follow if you don't change your ways.
Jun 19th, 2012
Russell L. from Millington, TN writes:
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Get real, you have voted with the dems nearly 50% of the time, don't think the people of Tennessee haven't noticed. Corker will go in November and you will follow if you don't change your ways.
Jun 19th, 2012
Theresa R. from Soddy Daisy, TN writes:
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I'm sorry sir but you've become an embarrassment to your office and the State of Tennessee! Get on board with the people!!
Jun 19th, 2012
Scott M. from Hixson, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Someone from Deerfield, NH writes:
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Reason and common sense demand we stand together to stop this attack upon our energy needs through harmful regulation for purely political power!
Jun 19th, 2012
Martin A. from Nashville, TN writes:
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What are your thinking Lamar? DO NOT side with the Illegal EPA. They need to be dismantled immediately and you will too if this is passed - Re-election coming up?
Jun 19th, 2012
ed w. from Mount Juliet, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Debra G. from Selmer, TN writes:
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Mr Obama is out of control he needs to be stopped NOW!!
Jun 19th, 2012
JUNE R. from Bluff City, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
ROBERT M. from Smyrna, TN writes:
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Sen. Alexander, That you would even consider cooperating with the out of control energy policy of the current adminstration, leads me to believe a primay is in order the next time you are up for election.
Jun 19th, 2012
CARL W. from Winchester, TN signed.
Jun 19th, 2012
Ronnie B. from Jackson, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander, I volted for you for Governor of Tennessee - twice. I voted for you for Senator - multiple times. I am very disappoined in your lack of support for & representation my interests & those of Tennesseans. Please wake up & quit supporting the liberal agenda of the Liberal President.