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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
Jim J. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Ronald S. from Kingsport, TN writes:
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I am from an area that has a lot of people employed due to coal, use of mining of Eastman makes things from coal. Please reconsider your position you are leaving your constituites wishes and taking up with the devil himself Obama! I'll vote against you if you don't!
Jun 18th, 2012
Chris C. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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The war on coal, has to GO!
Jun 18th, 2012
DR. JERRY W. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Austin, TX signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Mount Juliet, TN writes:
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I respected you for your prior stands for Tennessee. TVA and fossil fuels are very important to our state and our surrounding neighbors. Your daughter doesn't have all the answers. You are working for the people, do what's right the people of Tennessee. I'm ashamed of your actions as a republican senator making it's obvious you need to come home. I now fully believe a career politician is not the way to go. Terms need to be limited. It is a fact career politicians lose touch with the people they serve.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Mc Minnville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Norma P. from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Lewisburg, TN writes:
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This tea party person is not behind you as you claimed during an interview...unless i'm behind you to shut the door when you leave office because you no longer represent Tn.'s wishes.
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Knoxville, TN writes:
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lets bring Lamar back home to retire, he is not a conservative, he is a RINO
Jun 18th, 2012
glenn o. from Morristown, TN writes:
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alexander is now a democrat time for him to step down3
Jun 18th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander...Do you want to be re-elected??
Jun 18th, 2012
Matthew M. from Caryville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
mark k. from Springville, TN writes:
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stand up for Tennessee, no war on coal!
Jun 18th, 2012
Randolph M. from Caryville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Richard M. from Oak Ridge, TN writes:
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Obama and the EPA are out to fulfill his promise to greatly increase the cost of energy in the USA for some nebulous and phone (Al Gore) Global Warming excuse. Our international competition care not a wit for jeapordizing economic growth for BS environmental fantasies. Not in favor of unfettered, unregulated, energy policy, but let's get real!
Jun 18th, 2012
Frank S. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
juanitaf f. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Earl P. from Murfreesboro, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Loretta M. from Roan Mountain, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jorn and Betty B. from Butler, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
William L. F. from Collierville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jack H. from Clinton, TN writes:
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Would like to hear your explanation on your stand on this issue!!!!!!!!!
Jun 18th, 2012
Doc M. from Cross Plains, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Rita G. from Franklin, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, I am ashamed that you support this - you will cause many to lose jobs and cripple West Va.
Jun 18th, 2012
David L. from Nashville, TN writes:
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Stop supporting this bill!
Jun 18th, 2012
Jack M. from Germantown, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Jack M. from Germantown, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
William M. from Lebanon, TN writes:
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When is too much Washington beauracracy? You're dealing with people's lives.
Jun 18th, 2012
Lyle P. from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Fay S. from Memphis, TN writes:
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stand up for Tn by voting against the bill the president is supporting on coal....
Jun 18th, 2012
Sandra R. from Fayetteville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Martha C. from Greeneville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
jim w. from Memphis, TN writes:
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You can't be serious. This is another nail you are putting in your coffin. Come 2014, your out of office and can move to Arizona and retire. Orr... you re-think your position and do the conservative thing and reject governments' ingress into our lives. No MACT please.
Jun 18th, 2012
Larry G. from Braselton, GA writes:
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I don't live in Tenn. but if it starts there it will continue on to other states! Everyone needs to sign this petition!
Jun 18th, 2012
don T. from Bean Station, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Paula F. from Crossville, TN signed.
Jun 18th, 2012
Barry W. from Franklin, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, We need you to show respect for the free market. Please avoid the temptation to impose political power to control those things that the market can do much better.
Jun 18th, 2012
Trish H. from Springfield, TN writes:
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Do what the people want you to do, not what you want to do. Just remember you can easily be voted out as you were voted in. Quit playing politics and do what the people want. That's half the problem nowadays, the government wants to do what it wants, not what the people want. May the Lord be with you.
Jun 18th, 2012
Carl C. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander, What the hell are you doing??? I live in Chattanooga. And I'm tired of our elected officials siding with *******'s like Obama on more regulations and taxes. If you vote so support Utility MACT? I will be ashamed of you, And Ashamed that you are from the great state of Tennessee.