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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 20th, 2012
Donna H. from Etowah, TN writes:
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Tired of trying to keep my power on in the winter due to rising cost, and keep my power on in the summer to keep my children and myself being disabled cool...To boot the power companies will not work with you to make payment....My bill doubles with each season....
Jun 20th, 2012
Donna H. from Etowah, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Cookeville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Larry W. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Garry J. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Stand up for our country and its people. Support American energy - not bowing to Saudi kings!
Jun 20th, 2012
Rissa W. from Jacksboro, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
bobby c. from Hixson, TN writes:
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please reverse course on Utility MACT for Tn, and America.
Jun 20th, 2012
William H. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Allons, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Debbie R. from Fayetteville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
ROBERT D. from Atoka, TN writes:
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YOUR GONE AS FOR AS I CONCERNED ,STAND UP FOR TENN.
Jun 20th, 2012
Barbara L. from Johnson City, TN writes:
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If you help pass this bill I will not vote for you again. in my mind you are a closet democrat. Your vote for supreme court judge was not conservative
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Lobelville, TN writes:
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We are on a down hill slide and if you keep cuting jobs we will see the greatest depression ever. I don't live that far from a coal power plant, air looks good to me !
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Gallatin, TN writes:
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Tn. has got to get this guy out of office.
Jun 20th, 2012
Ronald C. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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I was very dissapointed to hear you say that you are voting with Obama on this issue. It will mean skyrocketing electric rates for all Tennessee residents. I'm sure it won't hurt you at all, but what about all the people on fixed incomes that are just barely eeking by now. It may mean electricity or medicne for many. I hope everyone remembers when it comes time for your re-election!
Jun 20th, 2012
S. Kaye N. from Dyer, TN writes:
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Stand for Tennesee!!
Jun 20th, 2012
becky w. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Paul B. from Cordova, TN writes:
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Sen Alexander, Regardless of your reasons for supporting this administration, we can't afford the continuing outpouring of economic restrictive DC regulations to unequitably "control" markets. VOTE wisely... we ARE taking notes.
Jun 20th, 2012
Billie C. from Collierville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Pam C. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Glen W. from Dandridge, TN writes:
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Start acting in the best interest of the people who voted for you.Stop supporting Pres.barrack Hussien obama and support America!
Jun 20th, 2012
christel e. from Portland, TN signed.
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christel e. from Portland, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
William H. from Lebanon, TN writes:
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Come on Lamar do the right thing vote against Utility MACT!
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Nashville, TN writes:
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IF CONGRESS DON'T STAND UP AND DO THEIR DUTY TO THE USA IT WILL BE NO MORE IF OBAMA GET IN AGAIN, HE'S ALREADY TOLD US IN BOOKS AND IN SPEECHES. AMERICA WAKE UP.
Jun 20th, 2012
RUSSEL R. from Caryville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
MARY ANNE R. from Caryville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
MARY ANNE R. from Caryville, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Someone from Columbia, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
William P. from Franklin, TN writes:
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Senator, I JUST saw you on the local (Channel 5) news berating Obama for "killing" jobs here in the U.S. What are YOU doing siding with him re EPA and the coal industry? Get the EPA out of here!
Jun 20th, 2012
Debra D. from Hohenwald, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Gail M. from Signal Mountain, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
James S. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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We don't need any more RINO's. If you side
Jun 20th, 2012
Patricia S. from Cordova, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Jan V. from Mountain City, TN signed.
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Mary V. from Mountain City, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
joe d. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
phillip m. from Flag Pond, TN signed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Margaret F. from Hilham, TN writes:
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Why put many people out of work at a time when jobs are so scarce? Not to mention that this is all a bunch of hooey! I have always supported you, but if you vote in favor of this "smoke and mirrors" I will see to it that I and everyone I can influence, will do our best to get you out of office. Maybe you've been there too long already! Stand up, be a man, and vote this down!
Jun 20th, 2012
Robert E. from Columbia, TN writes:
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Please Lemar, ride off into the sun set.