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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
Randy S. from Brentwood, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Philip S. from Tellico Plains, TN writes:
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Stop advocating for current EPA policy. This is not why I have supported you in past elections!
Jun 14th, 2012
Tammy H. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
amanda s. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
amanda s. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
jeannette j. from Gallatin, TN writes:
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vote no on this bill our electric bills are high now. we are not dumb.we disabled vets here in tenn and tenn srs will make sure you are not elected again.
Jun 14th, 2012
Tim V. from Dyersburg, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
King B. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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I and many of my collegues urge you to support SJ Res. 37. We can't afford to be ultra green now! Thank you
Jun 14th, 2012
Carolyn c. from Sparta, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Joseph I. from Crossville, TN writes:
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I cannot believe you are FOR the Utility MACT. You can definitely count on me and all my friends to therefore vote against your relection bid. Are you not concerned regarding the massive jobs being lost here in Tennessee and the massive increase in our utility bills if the MAct act passes? We ARE!
Jun 14th, 2012
James & Carol H. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Don't betray Tennessee
Jun 14th, 2012
Nancy D. from Morristown, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Del H. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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Do Not Support Utility MACT !! Coal technology can procede along a reasonable timeframe without causing unreasonable escalation of production cost. Coal is a valuable energy source !!
Jun 14th, 2012
Pat R. from Dickson, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
CARL M. from Madison, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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i wish i was suprised. after aligning with a pussbag like schumer more than once this is not a shock.
Jun 14th, 2012
Bob F. from Crossville, TN writes:
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Not now, Lamar, stop this man in his tracks. You have done well so far; don't blow it.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jane B. from Hixson, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Mike M. from Gatlinburg, TN writes:
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Rhino's like you need to go
Jun 14th, 2012
David C. from Pegram, TN writes:
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I am against the Obama agenda in its entirety and if you vote for this, I will be against you.
Jun 14th, 2012
Terry D. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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stop the war on coal and save tennessee jobs---------do the right thing senator---as a US senator
Jun 14th, 2012
Tom C. from Gallatin, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Bruce & Vicki M. from Piney Flats, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Kingston, TN writes:
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Your loyalty is disgraceful. Everyone knows that Obams energy policies are destroying the US and you do this. What happened to representing your state not you?
Jun 14th, 2012
Terry D. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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stop obama s war on coal ---if you want to see a bad land reclamation project go to exit 407 the entance to your smokies ----stop costing tennesee jobs and find out the facts senator
Jun 14th, 2012
Mary C. from Arlington, TN writes:
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alexander you need to stop supporting obama in the war on coal. if you vote on this you will not ever get my vote. can't believe you are doing this where it hurt tennessee coal industry and works there job.
Jun 14th, 2012
Randall W. from Cleveland, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
James C. from Huntingdon, TN writes:
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Once again, you have double-crossed America. I have voted for you in the past, and now see that you are in step with president Obama. He will be leaving in November, and your day will come also at the end of your term. You have been in office too long anyway.
Jun 14th, 2012
GARY T. from Madisonville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
TREVENIA A. from Linden, TN writes:
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PLEASE DON'T!
Jun 14th, 2012
Juanita F. from Paris, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Rachel W. from Baxter, TN writes:
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How dare you side with Obama on this? Sign S Res 37 NOW!
Jun 14th, 2012
Jeannie P. from Sevierville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Mary M. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Joyce H. from Bristol, TN writes:
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Please don't do this to Tennessee!
Jun 14th, 2012
Roger S. from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Patricia T. from Mize, MS writes:
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I thought all along you where one of the good guys that loved Tennessee and her people and I see know that you are just another WASHINGTON POLITICIAN. You should be figinting for us not against us. Please reverse your course on Utility MACT.
Jun 14th, 2012
Kim J. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Sold your soul cheap do you really want to spend eternity with evil????
Jun 14th, 2012
Harold P. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Alan L. B. from Dunlap, TN writes:
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Stop supporting Obama!!