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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!)

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Jun 19th, 2012
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Jun 19th, 2012
Bob K. from Crossville, TN writes:
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If you vote for the MACT rule, I will vote against you in the next election. You need to support TN coal!
Jun 19th, 2012
Bob K. from Crossville, TN writes:
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If you vote for the MACT rule, I will vote against you in the next election. You need to support TN coal!
Jun 19th, 2012
Gary O. from Bristol, TN writes:
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Mr Alexander I voted for you, but if i had known you were going to do Obama's bidding i would have never voted for you. Gary R. O'Dell
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charlotte s. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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You need to act like you at least want to work for the people of Tennessee by doing the right thing.
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Mark P. from Nashville, TN writes:
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Your war on our coal industry is disgusting.
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Jeanette W. from Loudon, TN writes:
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For sure I won't vote for you again, Mr. Alexander.
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Jeanette W. from Loudon, TN writes:
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For sure I won't vote for you again.
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Jun 19th, 2012
Rebecca Jane T. from Puryear, TN writes:
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Lamar, You have lost sight of the Tennessee people you represent. TVA provides reliable, affordable power for the valley. You are going to make it impossible for people to afford electricity.
Jun 19th, 2012
Raymond and Emily M. from Afton, TN writes:
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Reverse your decision on MACT.
Jun 19th, 2012
Alan C. from Jonesborough, TN writes:
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Do what your constituents WANT. NOT! nOT what you want. WRight or wrong YOU are supposed to do what WE WANT. RIGHT OR WRONG!!!!!!!!! If you vote for anything Obama, I will never vote for you again and I will spread the word for others NOT TO ALSO.
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