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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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 12th, 2014
Don A. from Helena, MT signed.
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Mar 11th, 2014
Darrell W. from Fairfax, VA signed.
Mar 11th, 2014
Charles N. S. from Winfield, KS writes:
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Get rid of the EPA. They have not fixed anything in the past FORTY YEARS anyway.
Mar 11th, 2014
Someone from Las Cruces, NM signed.
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DAVID E. S. from New Kensington, PA signed.
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robert m. from Covina, CA signed.
Mar 11th, 2014
Someone from Altha, FL writes:
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If we refuse to benefit from our own sources of energy, what are we doing if not exploiting Americans and stuffing the pockets of Congress et al?
Mar 11th, 2014
Donald W. from Tucker, GA signed.
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Someone from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
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Mark P. from Orlando, FL writes:
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USA is king of coal and we should us it instead demonize it in the name a imaginary global warming. ALL done on very faulty science.
Mar 11th, 2014
Jim M. from Moody, MO signed.
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Joy N. from Las Cruces, NM signed.
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Brian D. from Croswell, MI signed.
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Rosemary F. from Queen City, TX signed.
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Edwin K. from Summerfield, FL writes:
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Shut down this rogue agency!
Mar 11th, 2014
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Ray C. from Clermont, GA signed.
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Jake H. from Cypress, TX signed.
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George B. from Lake Worth, FL writes:
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The EPA a/k/a Employment Prevention Agency is counter-productive, a job-killer and economy busting rogue agency. We can't keep spending more than we could ever take in --this agency never would be missed. Defund it!
Mar 10th, 2014
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Martha L. from Gainesville, TX writes:
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The fact that the EPA has taken land and given it away (Riverton, Wyoming, is about the scariest thing I've heard. They need a leash!!!
Mar 10th, 2014
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Mar 10th, 2014
Someone from Fort Worth, TX writes:
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Abolish the EPA, IRS, NSA, NDAA and DHS and the list goes on. They are all against freedom and liberty! And we're against them!
Mar 10th, 2014
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