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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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.

Public Comments
Mar 8th, 2014
James P. from Beech Bluff, TN signed.
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Ken B. from Madera, CA signed.
Mar 8th, 2014
Someone from Uvalde, TX writes:
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Get rid of the EPA. Each state has it's own version, and they are much more efficient.
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David G. from Plano, TX signed.
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Fernando H. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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Like everything else the Government does, The EPA has become a Monster that threatens the public good in every possible way. Now it will increase economic and physical strife on every American that cannot afford to pay for what they currently are burdened with; mostly due to Government theft. Do not allow any more of the tyranny from another useless agency gone berserk.
Mar 8th, 2014
Kaye G. from Xenia, OH signed.
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James P. R. from El Segundo, CA signed.
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Chris B. from Milford, KS signed.
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Willie G. P. from Alexandria, VA signed.
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Edward and Ruth P. from Lexington, KY signed.
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BERNARD H. from Grafton, IL signed.
Mar 8th, 2014
garland r. from Pasco, WA writes:
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EPA has lost its way and needs to go by, by.
Mar 8th, 2014
Mike H. from Cle Elum, WA writes:
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Until the EPA is open, fair, uses true science and unbiased - they should be shut down or somehow restricted in their abilities.
Mar 8th, 2014
garand r. from Pasco, WA writes:
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EPA lost its way and needs to go by by.
Mar 8th, 2014
Tammy W. from Cortland, OH signed.
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Paul H. from Howell, MI signed.
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Daisy N. from New York, NY signed.
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jim c. from Madison, WI writes:
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EPA = EnergyProduction Assassins in my book. Are they really Americans, or are they "sleeper agents" of some anti-democracy grouip?
Mar 8th, 2014
Montie R. from Miami, AZ signed.
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Johny B. from Portland, OR signed.
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Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
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Roger F. from Splendora, TX writes:
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Epa has gotten too big for it's britches and has gone beyond the realm of it's duties.
Mar 8th, 2014
Jeff M. from Bend, OR signed.
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Bryant C. from Alexandria, VA signed.
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Kathleen C. from Medford, NY writes:
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We really don't need the EPA, because it's just putting more money in the wrong pockets in congress and doing nothing but lobbying for more and more money. Let us keep our hard earned money.

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