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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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
Feb 24th, 2015
Gary A. from Revere, MA signed.
Feb 20th, 2015
Michael B. from Dunlap, TN signed.
Feb 16th, 2015
Kent T. from Burleson, TX writes:
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The EPA is crushing our freedom. EPA regulations are mandated by big brother to take our money and control us.
Feb 11th, 2015
Betty E. from Abilene, TX signed.
Feb 6th, 2015
robert m. from Charleston, WV signed.
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Livingston, TN signed.
Feb 5th, 2015
Someone from Livingston, TN writes:
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Enough is enough. Put a stop to Obama's maddness
Feb 2nd, 2015
Richard S. from Aurora, NE signed.
Jan 28th, 2015
Charles B. from Charles Town, WV signed.
Jan 28th, 2015
David D. from Ashland, KY writes:
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Thank you for taking the time to consider this issue.
Jan 14th, 2015
Someone from Milford, OH signed.
Jan 14th, 2015
John H. from Milford, OH writes:
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No entity should ever have this much power without the consent of the American People nor consent of Congress
Jan 14th, 2015
Jeffery L. from Atlanta, GA signed.
Jan 4th, 2015
doug d. from Scipio, IN signed.
Dec 25th, 2014
Someone from Queen Creek, AZ writes:
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Defund the EPA before they bankrupt us.
Dec 18th, 2014
Someone from Lignite, ND signed.
Dec 8th, 2014
David H. from Dawson Springs, KY writes:
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Defund the out-of-control EPA!!!
Dec 8th, 2014
Thomas D. from Middletown, MD writes:
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It is long past time for the EPA to be held accountable
Dec 5th, 2014
Someone from Kalispell, MT signed.
Dec 4th, 2014
Michael G. from Milton, WA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2014
Linda S. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Nov 27th, 2014
James B. from Kennedy, NY writes:
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Do for the people who elect you to serve.
Nov 25th, 2014
Linda D. from Russellville, AR signed.
Nov 18th, 2014
Jack H. from Henderson, NV writes:
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Regulations based on sham advocacy "research" cannot be held to have the effect of lawful regulations.
Nov 17th, 2014
Randy P. from Moyock, NC writes:
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Not only defund the ep needs to be disbanded.
Nov 16th, 2014
mark m. from Harlingen, TX signed.
Nov 16th, 2014
dave e. from La Marque, TX signed.
Nov 14th, 2014
Louis J M. from Columbus, OH writes:
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Time has come to at the very least reduce it authority over US citizens.The do not own our WATER.
Nov 13th, 2014
Linwood S. from Deatsville, AL signed.
Nov 13th, 2014
David F. from Gadsden, AL signed.
Nov 12th, 2014
Gary G. from Fort Collins, CO writes:
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Need to stop this agency,which is totally out of control.
Nov 7th, 2014
Loren & Mary N. from Thompsontown, PA writes:
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THE OUT-OF-CONTROL EPA NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN AND SHUT DOWN NOW - PLAIN AND SIMPLE !
Oct 20th, 2014
James P. from Westlake, OH signed.
Oct 14th, 2014
richard d. from Seabrook, TX signed.
Sep 22nd, 2014
Jim E. from Boynton Beach, FL signed.
Sep 1st, 2014
John N. from Mount Vernon, OH signed.
Sep 1st, 2014
Robert k. from Athens, AL signed.
Sep 1st, 2014
Keith C. from Brentwood, CA writes:
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Governments are fast-growing shrubs that, if left untended, will dominate a landscape. Citizens must be gardeners who keep their pruning shears sharp and use them regularly.
Sep 1st, 2014
Garner S. from Taylor, TX writes:
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They have done more harm and cost more jobs than they are gov wast.
Aug 10th, 2014
Nick T. from Atlanta, GA signed.

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