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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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
RON K. from Coleraine, MN signed.
Mar 8th, 2014
Arthur and Marion W. from Sapulpa, OK writes:
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Obama is using the EPA as another tool to destroy America. The EPA was a wrong idea from the start. Defund the EPA.
Mar 8th, 2014
Barbara T. from Angwin, CA signed.
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Gary P. from Breckenridge, CO signed.
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Richard C. from Medford, NY writes:
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Do away with the EPA.
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Janet S. from Seattle, WA signed.
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Phillip W. from Fort Gaines, GA signed.
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Donald G H. from Brooksville, KY writes:
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We lost a business we spent 25 years building because of the EPA. they are out of control !
Mar 8th, 2014
Richard C. from Medford, NY writes:
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We can't have an EPA doing things to make it harder and more expensive to live. The EPA must be done away with for the best interests of the American people.
Mar 8th, 2014
CW G. from Vancouver, WA signed.
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BS G. from Vancouver, WA signed.
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James C. from Houston, TX writes:
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While the initial concept of the EPA was admirable. It has turned into a business and jobs KILLER
Mar 8th, 2014
Justin L. from Oak Harbor, WA signed.
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William M. from Folly Beach, SC signed.
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marlene k. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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enough deliberate harm from an entity that has too much power and oversteps its bounds.
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roger t. from Corbin, KY writes:
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You all have got to the point of just being a bunch of Thugs You need to go...
Mar 8th, 2014
Sue N. from Littleton, CO signed.
Mar 8th, 2014
Charles M. from Stuart, FL writes:
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NO agency or individual should be above the will of the Congress (the American citizen). Unfortunately, the political will is clearly interested only in the pursuit of political power.
Mar 8th, 2014
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Wilbur K. from Tooele, UT writes:
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I VOTE
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