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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
Philip L. from Lenoir City, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Johnson City, TN writes:
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STOP YOUR WAR ON COAL!!!!
Jun 14th, 2012
David P. from Memphis, TN writes:
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He has lost my vote...he is a RINO and needs to go along with Obozo and the rest of his zombies
Jun 14th, 2012
Byron E. from Fall Branch, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
MaryMerle A. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jim F. from Greeneville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Joseph S. from Jackson, TN writes:
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Why would you side with a president that is doing his best to destroy country.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jennie C. from Winchester, TN writes:
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We need to bring Senator Alexander home to stay.
Jun 14th, 2012
rodrick d. from Cookeville, TN writes:
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I heard your comments on talk radio in Nashville yesterday and why did you not have data to support your claims...that is the problem with the global warming debate and you have decidedly joined their ranks...it is time for you to be replaced as you no longer represent the good folks of the State of Tennessee
Jun 14th, 2012
Letty F. from Memphis, TN writes:
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Senator, you represent the people, not what you think is best. And we do vote.
Jun 14th, 2012
Eddie L. from Bluff City, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Blountville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Jane W. from College Grove, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Philip H. from Lebanon, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Rick D. from Lenoir City, TN writes:
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Driving up energy costs for the average american is not a fiscally conservative position. Senator Alexander please reconsider your position.
Jun 14th, 2012
Georgia P. from Mount Pleasant, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Terry N. from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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Why we voted Alexander back into office ,I'll never know.Everyone knew he was a rino.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Woodlawn, TN writes:
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Sen. Alexander you not get voted in the next time.don't sisde with obama.
Jun 14th, 2012
Linda C. from Kingston Springs, TN writes:
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I have never and will never trust and will never trust any words spoken by our current president and his actions are most questionable!!!!!
Jun 14th, 2012
Joyce G. from Antioch, TN writes:
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Stop a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g and e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g that this American-hating, American-destroying Kenyan-born communist, marxist, muslim wants to do. This lying, fraudulent, sorry excuse for a human being MUST be brought to justice. Please do ALL that you possibly can to see that this happens!!!
Jun 14th, 2012
Tom P. from Bristol, TN writes:
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The coal industry will not be happy until they have defaced every mountain in Appalachia with their runious extraction methods. Thank you for voting to stop their slash/burn methods.
Jun 14th, 2012
Teresa H. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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I am strongly opposed to the war on coal. The Utility MACT rule is terrible and should be strongly opposed. I am also opposed to your bill, which would simply postpone this horrible plan. Don't compromise with this president's plan to destroy our nation.
Jun 14th, 2012
James P. from Springville, TN writes:
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Sen Alexander is a traitor to Tennessee and a friend to Islamist who fund terrorist.
Jun 14th, 2012
Ron S. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Do Not Support Obama's War on Coal Use
Jun 14th, 2012
Jeanette W. from Loudon, TN writes:
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I've ben suspicious of you for a long time.l You are indeed a RINO.
Jun 14th, 2012
Daniel P. from Collierville, TN writes:
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Senator, we need more jobs in TN not fewer. Also, this asault on the coal industry is an affront to the intelligence of the American people!
Jun 14th, 2012
Howard S. from Knoxville, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Chris B. from Tennessee Ridge, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Louis M. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Please Don't sign,WE NEED THE COAL.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Kingsport, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Teresa H. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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I am strongly opposed to the war on coal. The Utility MACT rule is terrible and should be strongly opposed. I am also opposed to your bill, which would simply postpone this horrible plan. Don't compromise with this president's plan to destroy our nation.
Jun 14th, 2012
Benny S. from Cleveland, TN writes:
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Please help stop the assalt on america by the Obama administration!!!!!
Jun 14th, 2012
Ronnie D O. from Sevierville, TN writes:
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What are you up to, Senator? What is in it for you? What benefit do you obtain by siding with the only President we've ever had that actually dislikes our country? Money, some kind of kickback, feeling warm and fuzzy? What are you up to?
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Hendersonville, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander. Please stand with Tennessee--Not President Obama In this war against coal. Please stand with Senator Inhofe.
Jun 14th, 2012
Laila P. from Fairview, TN writes:
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When you are on the same side of an issue as the President, Senator Alexander, you are on the wrong side! Do not punish Tennessee jobs!
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Old Hickory, TN writes:
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Back Inhofe, not Obama on the coal act. You need to be a lot more conservative to continue to represent Tennessee. Don't let us down.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Talbott, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Vicky D. from Nashville, TN writes:
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Senator Alexander, coal does not cause allergies - pollen does. You are not representing the people who elected you. You have spent far too much time in Washington and it is time you came home. We need a true conservative in DC - not a RINO.
Jun 14th, 2012
Kenneth & Angela S. from Cleveland, TN signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Eddie B. from Milan, TN writes:
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Have some common sence .people have had enough.