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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 14th, 2012
Lonnie M. from Martin, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Michael K. from Crossville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Madison, TN writes:
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Please STOP anything that will raise our electric rates!!! Us seniors can't afford them now!!! Many months our electric bill is almost as high as our house payment and if it reaches that level we will not be able to pay one or the other - so PLEASE do whatever you can to help stop any increase in our utilities. I am shocked that you would help Obama do this to us. Thanks for your help.
Jun 14th, 2012
THOMAS H. from Brownsville, TN writes:
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PLEASE DO NOT BETRAY TN. GET OFF OBAMA'S SIDE TO DO AWAY WITH COAL.
Jun 14th, 2012
mike d. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Brenda B. from Murfreesboro, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Elizabeth T. from Monterey, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Wells s. from Rutledge, TN writes:
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Mr. Alexander! Can't or won't you do anything for "America?"
Jun 14th, 2012
Willis K. from Newport, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
June J. from Jackson, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Bonnie K. from Thompsons Station, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Mr & Mrs Bennie P. from Delano, TN writes:
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our utility bills have increased at an alarming rate without you helping Oboama. TVA, and the local utility boards continue to raise the prices, sir, we need help and are depending on you guys to work for US the people that sent you to represent us and our well being. Reverse your course and be there for Tennessee and our interest not Obama and the EPA thank you
Jun 14th, 2012
Mr & Mrs Bennie P. from Delano, TN writes:
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our utility bills have increased at an alarming rate without you helping Oboama. TVA, and the local utility boards continue to raise the prices, sir, we need help and are depending on you guys to work for US the people that sent you to represent us and our well being. Reverse your course and be there for Tennessee and our interest not Obama and the EPA thank you
Jun 14th, 2012
Mark P. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jana B. from Pleasant View, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Gary W. from Jackson, TN writes:
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Serve the interest of Tennessee citizens.
Jun 14th, 2012
Lantz R. from Columbia, TN writes:
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If you don't stop obamacare and this anti-coal initiative, I will mount the same campaign we used to get rid of Lincoln Davis
Jun 14th, 2012
S. Kaye N. from Dyer, TN writes:
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I never thought Alexander would stoop so low as to cut the throat of his own state's people! Prices are so high now we are having to make tough choices on to eat or pay bills. Please! Stand up for the people and don't worry about lining your pockets.
Jun 14th, 2012
Dianne L. from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
robert l. from Tullahoma, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Sandra B. from Collierville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Carol K. from Memphis, TN writes:
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Are U on drugs, have U been chipped?? U are committing political suicide !!!
Jun 14th, 2012
Larry R. from Clarksville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
edward K. from Newport, TN writes:
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Do your duty and vote for the Inhofe resolution. I voted for you to stand up for me and all of Tennessee!!
Jun 14th, 2012
John R. from Odessa, TX signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Patrick W. from Nashville, TN writes:
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I never thought Mr. Alexander would stoop this low. I suppose his true colors are coming out. How sad.
Jun 14th, 2012
Sandra R. from Eidson, TN signed.
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Joseph M. from Cordova, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Greenbrier, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
jeannette j. from Gallatin, TN writes:
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vote yes now.we srs of tenn and thousands of disabled vets of tenn are very up set with all of you our electric bills are too high now and our tenn jobs are few now.we of tenn will marke sure you are not electred again. we are wacthing all of you. we have had enough of wash dc ruining our lives.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jim T. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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If you are going to vote as a democrat why not go join them instead of betraying the voters who elected you to represent them and THEIR interests!
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Louisville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Eddie A. from Covington, TN writes:
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Considering the financial state of Tennessee and the rest of the country we don't need anything to cause an increase in the cost of living and this is as bogus as not allowing the Canada pipeline.Reverse course Senator and get back with the conservative way of thinking !
Jun 14th, 2012
Elizabeth R. from Nashville, TN signed.
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Someone from Lebanon, TN signed.
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Someone from Bluff City, TN signed.
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Gene B. from Rogersville, TN signed.
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Elizabeth R. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Kathy P. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
William T. from Washburn, TN writes:
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Term Limits are the only way we can get fair representation. More mercury comes from the millions of flourescent bulbs being thrown in landfills. Do your homework Lamarr.