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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 29th, 2012
Billy P. from Franklin, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, I am sorry but I can no longer VOTE FOR YOU, since you have apparently joined the Democratic party. You no longer represent the people in TN that elected you!!!
Jun 27th, 2012
Ada Felicia K. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
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johnny j. from Sweetwater, TN signed.
Jun 25th, 2012
Ev and Kim D. from Newcastle, WY writes:
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Sen. Alexander's recent vote against the Inhofe resolution was bad for the state of Tennessee, and for our entire nation. His vote struck our American Dream so hard we felt it in Wyoming. This is the United States of America, and he should be fighting hard to keep every job and all Americans working across our great country. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Jun 25th, 2012
dennis h. from Kingsport, TN writes:
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I GUESS YOU R WANTING TO THE PEOPLE OF TENNESSEE TO RUN YOU OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THERE BECAUSE WE PUT YOU THERE " NOW LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE" AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT.
Jun 25th, 2012
nancy h. from Kingsport, TN signed.
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Jennifer S. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 25th, 2012
Someone from Kingsport, TN writes:
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Really? Not supporting coal? Am I missing something?
Jun 25th, 2012
Dave S. from Kingsport, TN signed.
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Jun 25th, 2012
Rhonda S. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 25th, 2012
Donna K. from Kingsport, TN writes:
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I'm just curious, what is your motivation? Whatever it is doesn't seem to align with the best interest of folks here in TN! We won't forget!
Jun 25th, 2012
Someone from Loudon, TN writes:
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We have got to stop Obama from ruining our country
Jun 25th, 2012
Charles G. from Athens, TN writes:
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I have always supported you in the past, but I will not be so quick to do it in future. I can't believe you claim to be a consertive and vote with Obama.
Jun 24th, 2012
Darlene K. from Crossville, TN writes:
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I voted for you expecting you to stand up for Tennessee. Supporting MACT does not help your state. Please reconsider and do the right thing.
Jun 24th, 2012
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Dolor P. from Cookeville, TN signed.
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Jun 23rd, 2012
Charles J. from Ooltewah, TN writes:
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Leave cosl alone.....get your head out of the sand
Jun 23rd, 2012
Lennis D. from Ooltewah, TN signed.
Jun 23rd, 2012
John D. from Ooltewah, TN writes:
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When you were Governor of Tennessee, you would not have killed TVA. Adding air scrubbers is one thing but killing the electricity industry is another. Are we supposed to rely on nuclear power OR just turn off the electricity?
Jun 23rd, 2012
Carol C. from Kingston, TN writes:
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Crawford
Jun 23rd, 2012
Leslie C. from Kingston, TN writes:
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Crawford
Jun 23rd, 2012
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Jun 22nd, 2012
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Jun 22nd, 2012
Hobart T. from Athens, TN writes:
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Don't suport anything that Obama wants. Don't vote for any treaty that Hillary Clinto and Obama wants. If you ever want another vote from me.
Jun 22nd, 2012
Gary R. from Johnson City, TN writes:
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Coal is "renewable" energy. There is plenty of it and there is no evidence to believe that it will ever run out. The "green" people are stealing us blind with the "research" and "developments" that reap fewer benefits than using the resources that are already available in coal, oil, natural gas, trees and etc. If we would put even a fraction of the amount that has been wasted on the "pie in the sky" ventures into green, we would have been a lot further along with the discovery and utilization of these naturally occuring resources. I don't oppose using the sun's and wind's energy, but most of what is being done has already been proven to be a far less efficient way of powering our world. Enough is enough! Let's get on with proven methods. Most people with a little bit of common sense know that the green push has more to do with green bucks than practical application.