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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
Clem B. from Manchester, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Tommy W. from Lebanon, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Leonard M. from Spencer, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Ralph P. from Crossville, TN writes:
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Your true colors show all to clearly, We don't need another Obama on our side. Against America.
Jun 14th, 2012
Linda W. from Antioch, TN writes:
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Maybe you can afford an electric bill eight times what you now pay; YOUR CONSTITUENTS CANNOT AFFORD TO HEAT AND COOL THEIR HOMES AT THAT RATE. Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.” The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/22/obamas-war-on-coal-hits-your-electric-bill/print#ixzz1xlrXsadM
Jun 14th, 2012
JAMIE W. from Lawrenceburg, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Barbara R. from Eads, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Thomas H. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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Lamar I just caanot support you at this time. You and Obama are killing an industry and letting many folks down. You are doing this without scientific facts.
Jun 14th, 2012
Joseph S. from Nashville, TN writes:
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Higher electric rates? We did not send anyone to Washington to give us this kind of answer to our energy problems. President Obama and his friends may think they have this figured out, but I think not. Mr. Alexander, please remember that you work for those who consent to your re-election. We cannot consent to allowing someone who supports such inappropriate legislation to continue to represent us. Please reconsider your vote on Utility MACT.
Jun 14th, 2012
Ralph K. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Frank S. from Gainesboro, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Gigi A. from Mount Juliet, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Robert M. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, PLEASE vote yes on S.J. RES 37.
Jun 14th, 2012
Sarah P. from Murfreesboro, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
charles k. n. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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stop supporting Obama Hussan, Barack
Jun 14th, 2012
Priscilla S. from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
William H. from Franklin, TN writes:
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Why is the world would you think that your supporting this is a good thing to do?
Jun 14th, 2012
greg g. from Bluff City, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
James D. from Jackson, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Robert R. from Fayetteville, TN writes:
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Senator, shame on you. When you are not returned to your seat you won't have to ask why, just look at this moment. There will be your answer.
Jun 14th, 2012
Robert D. from Watauga, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Knoxville, TN writes:
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we don't need more RINO's. We need conservtive republicans and I will remember this when you come up for re-election if you chose to go with Obama!
Jun 14th, 2012
JIM S. from Memphis, TN writes:
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A rino he is, vote him out
Jun 14th, 2012
Dana F. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Robert B. from Mc Minnville, TN writes:
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Yous have been shipping our jobs out of America. Why. Why do you hate America so much. We the rulers have given yous jobs to perform in protecting Freedoms and Liberties. What is your problem. If you love communism more than a Republic. Gol to china, their love you there. We need to hold yous all accountable for treason and the outcome of a traitor.
Jun 14th, 2012
Peggy S. from Townsend, TN writes:
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Please, Senator Alexander...do not vote for this bill which will make our electric bills sky-rocket & put more people out of work. PLEASE vote against it!
Jun 14th, 2012
Dana Y. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Edwin L. from Bristol, TN writes:
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You need to step down-You are no longer effective,& are soaking the public.Why not introduce the 28th amend,which would eliminate a lot of the congressional BS.
Jun 14th, 2012
Priscilla S. from Oak Ridge, TN writes:
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bad news for Tennessee, which relies on coal-fired power plants for 53 percent of its electricity.
Jun 14th, 2012
Thomas A. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Rogene C. from Mc Donald, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
DOROTHEA L. from Greeneville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
William S. from Lawrenceburg, TN writes:
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Please stop siding with Obama on the war on coal. Tennesseans need cheap electricity. This global warming is nothing but junk science and a way to control people.
Jun 14th, 2012
doug and wanda r. from Vonore, TN writes:
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Sir, how could you? Perhaps you have been on the Belt Way too long. I intend to do every thing I can to get the word out to everyone in Tn., Now is the time to stand with Tennessee. Wanda Robb
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
John R. from Beechgrove, TN writes:
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Shame on you for supporting Obama's anti-American policy - our country is in deep trouble from his wicked destruction, and you need to listen to WE THE PEOPLE. Your country and your job is on the line, Sir.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Bristol, TN writes:
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Coal is a strong asset to TN and our country, Do not make it a liability.
Jun 14th, 2012
Joan D. from Austin, TX writes:
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There's no one more vile than a traitor. Alexander I'm referring to you. Who do you represent and serve ?
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Johnson City, TN writes:
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STOP YOUR WAR ON COAL!!!!
Jun 14th, 2012
Cheryl L. from Guild, TN signed.