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Urge Congress to Defund the EPA!

No agency possesses the power to make law, and yet that is precisely what the EPA has done by placing itself above Congress on all matters relating to energy production and consumption. And it's only getting worse.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the least transparent federal agencies, is based on faulty science, and creates job killing regulations.  The latest example is a set of regulations that are shutting down 285 coal plants, risking a future of rolling brownouts.  Sadly, incoming EPA administrator Gina McCarthy is continuing to lead this fight. 

According to an American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity analysis, the hardest hit states by EPA policy are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana. Nationwide, the number of actual plant closures is five times greater than EPA predicted would occur because of its regulations.

Gina McCarthy, the new EPA administrator, is no friend of coal. Nor will she do anything about rolling back the agency’s carbon endangerment finding, which ruled that carbon dioxide, a biological gas necessary for the very existence of life, is a “harmful pollutant” under the terms of the Clean Air Act. 

Nor will she repeal the EPA’s regional haze rule, carbon restrictions on new and existing power plants, and the “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants” that restricts mercury emissions from plants.

Sue-and-settle arrangements the agency enters with organizations will similarly continue. This is where a group sues demanding that the EPA enforce the law in a new, expanded way and the agency enters into a consent decree with the party, which is signed by a judge. This leaves the agency with new powers under the Clean Air and Water Acts.

No agency possesses the power to make law, and yet that is precisely what the EPA has done by placing itself above Congress on all matters relating to energy production and consumption. And it’s only getting worse. The only option to rein in this rogue agency is to urge Congress to act aggressively and use its power of the purse to defund these regulations. 

You know what to do!  Let’s urge members of Congress to stop the EPA by defunding the agency. Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.  We need to encourage job creation, not make it impossible for businesses to prosper. But your representative and senators need to know you stand with them in order to find the courage to act.

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Mar 9th, 2014
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Kenneth D. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Also defund the BLM and Dept of interior
Mar 9th, 2014
Briar B. from Ute, IA writes:
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The EPA has no constitutional authority to create law.
Mar 9th, 2014
richard o. from New Prague, MN signed.
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Milton O. from Vista, CA writes:
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Too many zealots who justify their job by passing job killing regulations.
Mar 9th, 2014
James O. from Mattoon, IL signed.
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Michael K. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery." --Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774.
Mar 9th, 2014
Joseph Z. from Cleveland, OH signed.
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Christine D. from Morristown, NJ writes:
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Google HR 2126 to see how many Congressmen/women voted yes to expand the reach of EPA's tentacles just last week. NJ can blame Lenny Lance and Rod Frelinghuysen among others.
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Michael A P. from Chattanooga, TN signed.
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Tom H. from Springdale, AR writes:
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if we Own the land and pay the taxes then let us take of it the way we see fit
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Edwyn K. from Ellsworth, ME signed.
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Someone from Benson, AZ writes:
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The EPA is an out of control intrusive regulatory agency that has outgrown it's mandate and needs to be severely downsized and have it's power reigned in. Give the States the power to regulate their on resources. Get the federal government out of "We the People's" business!
Mar 9th, 2014
kevin s. from Glencoe, MN signed.
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Leonard B. from Roslyn Heights, NY signed.
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Marijen H. from Longview, TX signed.
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Tommy G. from Christoval, TX writes:
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Defund all: EPA, IRS, NSA, FEMA, BATFE, ......
Mar 9th, 2014
Richard B. from Claremont, NH writes:
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Our present government and it's agencies are the most unpatriotic and self serving of any in the history of our great country. Now We need the change back to "we the people"
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Richard K. from Meriden, CT signed.
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Someone from Glendale, AZ writes:
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it's time to listen to the people.
Mar 9th, 2014
Dianna G. from Ankeny, IA writes:
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Its time for congress to stand up and do their job and put a stop to the administration and these agency's thinking they are above the law of the land
Mar 9th, 2014
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