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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 18th, 2012
Jeanette J. from Memphis, TN writes:
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We should be trying to find more jobs, find ways to stop unnecessary government spending. We shouldn't be trying to take away and age old industry that does more good than bad.
Jun 18th, 2012
Lynn B. from Collierville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Randall H. from Cookeville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Hixson, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Phil B. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Stand with TN or stand aside...
Jun 18th, 2012
Diana O. from Jonesborough, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Sharon P. from Hixson, TN writes:
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Who's greasing your palm, sir? Please vote for Inhofe's resolution.
Jun 18th, 2012
Mike A. from Hermitage, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
JAMES S. from Cleveland, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Cecil & Rebecca R. from Christiana, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Teresa W. from Loudon, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Robert J. from Maryville, TN writes:
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I'm very disappointed in Senator Alexander for buying into the green agenda.
Jun 18th, 2012
James H. from Cleveland, TN writes:
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Are you crazy? Don't be part of Obama's plan to ruin the USA.
Jun 18th, 2012
Amy N. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Randal E. from Sequatchie, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Crossville, TN writes:
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This is AMERICAN Energy!!! Don't side with the guy who wants to ban American jobs and make us more dependent on foreign oil.
Jun 18th, 2012
Ralph A. from Somerville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Ken S. from Ooltewah, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jack H. from Strawberry Plains, TN writes:
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You need to stop this Bull Lamar Alexander
Jun 18th, 2012
Betty R. from Sewanee, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
bob n. from Huntingdon, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
O'Neal H. from Jackson, TN writes:
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If Obama is for it, it can't be good for the country. I have supported Sen. Alexander in every race he has run, but if he teams up with Obama I will never again support him!
Jun 18th, 2012
tom d. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Renee P. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jo S. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Ashley M. from Centerville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
John F. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jon S. from Elizabethton, TN writes:
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Let's stop this elitist from making our lives harder.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jackie K. from Lynnville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Elizabeth C. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Who's side is Lamar Alexander on? He's out of touch with Tennessee's need.
Jun 18th, 2012
Karen C. from Hixson, TN writes:
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Please vote FOR Inhofe's resolution. I am one of your constituents and feel that you should be doing what is right for TN, not the EPA!!!!
Jun 18th, 2012
Mauve G. from Memphis, TN writes:
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COAL IS IMPORTANT, BUT REPAIRING THE GROUNDS IS IMPORTANT ALSO. WE CAN DO BOTH--GOD MADE IT FOR US TO US........AND HE MADE A BEAUTIFUL WORLD TO LIVE IN.
Jun 18th, 2012
Ronald M. from Blountville, TN writes:
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Come on Sir, you can do better than this!
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Berkley, MI signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Mark W. from Ooltewah, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
DEBRA R. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Cheryl C. from Paris, TN writes:
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Please vote yes on SJRES37 "War on Coal" Prices are already high enough and our Seniors are really suffering now trying to pay the enormous prices. Enough is enough, America or Tennessee can't take much more!
Jun 18th, 2012
Cheryl C. from Paris, TN writes:
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Please vote no on SJRES37 "War on Coal" Prices are already high enough and our Seniors are really suffering now trying to pay the enormous prices. Enough is enough, America or Tennessee can't take much more!
Jun 18th, 2012
Leonard T. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander you are dead wrong on this issue. Please change your mind.