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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 22nd, 2012
tom n. from Mount Juliet, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Eric M. from Morristown, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
jerry a. from Goodlettsville, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Someone from Elizabethton, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Grant R. from Hendersonville, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Frederic P. from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Gary S. from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Sal D. from Newport, TN writes:
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Senator, Please vote "YES" on Res. 37. and stop supporting the President's war on the coal industry. Remember that you represent us, THE PEOPLE of Tennessee.
Jun 21st, 2012
Nancy B. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Deborah S. from Mascot, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Rudolph S. from Brentwood, TN writes:
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Stop giving coal a bad name. Your representing me please vote for coal and get the damn GREEN-COMMUNISTS the "EPA" off our TENNESSEE backs.
Jun 21st, 2012
Dwight B. from Andersonville, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Robin M. from Morristown, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Elisa B. from Parrottsville, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
james n. from Pinson, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Gary B. from Lebanon, TN writes:
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Last chance!
Jun 21st, 2012
James H. from Sharon, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2012
Martha S. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Vote 'YES' on SJ RES 371 -- this country needs JOBS, so help our citizens keep the ones they have!
Jun 21st, 2012
Steve N L. from Lenoir City, TN writes:
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Sir, Maryville is calling it's Sen. Perhaps you need to return there and retire.
Jun 21st, 2012
Charlotte M. from Wartburg, TN writes:
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stupid hick
Jun 20th, 2012
JERRY W. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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PLEASE VOTE "YES" ON RES.37. & STOP SUPPORTING PRES. OBAMA'S WAR ON COAL.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Powell, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Anna S. from Manchester, TN writes:
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YOU MUST STOP THIS INSANITY. DON'T YOU SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO PEOPLE'S LIVILIHOOD.
Jun 20th, 2012
John D C. from Springfield, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Crossville, TN writes:
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Please vote 'YES' on SJ RES 371,drop your counter measure,it won't fix the problem now. Electric bills will be out of sight and folks on fixed incomes will be at risk..hot in the summer and cold in winter. The elderly will be hard hit as wil the infirmed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Steve B. from Gleason, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
RJ D. from Cleveland, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
David Neal R. from Georgetown, TN writes:
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no coal
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Puryear, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Darrell R. from Kingston, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Willis B. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Germantown, TN writes:
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Alexander is a rino
Jun 20th, 2012
Kay H. from Counce, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
William G. from Dayton, TN writes:
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Lamar, you are a Senator for Tennessee. You should be worried more about your states beauties, than removing whole mountaintops of its beautiful mountains. I live in Dayton and have supported you for years now. Just that this time, you are doing harm to your state, instead of good. If you are worried about jobs. Then work to get small businesses going in the area. Maybe get big businesses going, but get the ones that enhance our beauty and not deface it.
Jun 20th, 2012
Stephen T M. from Memphis, TN writes:
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you don't vote no on this bill, you won't get my vote or anyone else that I know I'll make sure of that!
Jun 20th, 2012
Penny D. from Englewood, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
josiah k. from Woodbury, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Brentwood, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Tony N. from Hermitage, TN writes:
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Vote however you want Lamar, you will be fired next election cycle...at least if I vote for a democrat I will know what I am getting.
Jun 20th, 2012
michael j. from Antioch, TN signed.