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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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
Aug 5th, 2014
gary d. from Sanborn, NY writes:
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There is not one scientific fact supporting reduction of the carbon footprint but there are hundreds of facts supporting an INCREASE of co2 in the atmosphere
Aug 1st, 2014
Someone from Mustang, OK signed.
Jul 31st, 2014
Mary I. from Desert Hot Springs, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2014
Norman B. from Jackson, OH signed.
Jul 24th, 2014
Cliff W. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 21st, 2014
robyn r. from Parsippany, NJ writes:
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use your power of the purse and for once stand up for American citizens and our economy. The EPA is toxic to this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 21st, 2014
Michael G. from Johnston, RI signed.
Jul 20th, 2014
debora d. from Baxter, TN signed.
Jul 19th, 2014
Elliot I. S. from Elkins Park, PA signed.
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gerald w. from Wabash, IN signed.
Jul 17th, 2014
Kenneth C. from Dallas, TX signed.
Jul 17th, 2014
Richard S. from Aurora, NE signed.
Jul 17th, 2014
Thomas W. from Long Beach, MS writes:
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Stop this illegal action by these criminals.
Jul 17th, 2014
Martha R. from Albany, GA signed.
Jul 15th, 2014
Ray R. from Ashcamp, KY signed.
Jul 12th, 2014
Kevin c. from Mansfield, TX writes:
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the EPA is out of control...defund them!
Jul 10th, 2014
Someone from Rockford, MI signed.
Jul 2nd, 2014
Michael W. from Aliquippa, PA signed.
Jun 28th, 2014
Michael R. from Marietta, GA writes:
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don't think they will because the gop loves to spend our money same as the obama commie's
Jun 27th, 2014
Someone from Tehachapi, CA signed.
Jun 26th, 2014
Mary I. from Desert Hot Springs, CA writes:
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Congress needs to regain control and funding is the key.
Jun 19th, 2014
Phillip H. from Charlotte, NC signed.
Jun 12th, 2014
Geoffrey L. from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2014
Loren & Mary N. from Thompsontown, PA writes:
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This Tyranny and destruction of our country must be STOPPED !
Jun 11th, 2014
Amos G. from Cherry, IL writes:
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Regulations kill American Jobs!
Jun 10th, 2014
Dana P. from Deposit, NY signed.
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Pamela P. from Caledonia, MI signed.
Jun 7th, 2014
Anita C. from Cadiz, OH signed.
Jun 7th, 2014
Someone from Sullivan, MO writes:
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Most people don't realize that the EPA rulings have a direct impact on the pocket books of each and every citizen. Driving up the costs of everything from fuel to taxes.
Jun 7th, 2014
Someone from Redwood City, CA signed.
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Jun 6th, 2014
Someone from Sun City West, AZ writes:
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While in a defunding mode let's include:obamacare EPA The illegal part of NSA IRS Education Dept. & others as recommended by CAGW
Jun 6th, 2014
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Jun 5th, 2014
Barbara S. from Denver, CO writes:
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