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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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 5th, 2014
Richard J. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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Daniel B. from Elkhorn, NE signed.
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Jeff S. from Mckinney, TX writes:
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My fellow patriots have said it well enough....EPA is and has harms US tax payers and is out of control!
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Dick A. from Gresham, OR writes:
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This agency, like the rest of government is way out of control and is trying to destroy this country from within. IT MUST BE STOPPED NOW!!!!!!
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rosiliana w. from Brandon, FL writes:
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This agency which serves as another strong arm of the administration has out-lived its usefulness and must go!
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ken k. from North Bangor, NY signed.
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Lucinda K. from Ellensburg, WA writes:
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This government has given funds to wind and solar power and takes away coal and won't support the pipeline that would benefit the entire country not just your supporters and the wealthy.
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Linda S. from Lakeside, AZ signed.
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Stella W. from Mount Vernon, WA writes:
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Too many government agencies with TOO MUCH control that they DO NOT need... or were NEVER given by us, the American citizens.
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Tom H. from Longmont, CO writes:
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The EPA is so far away from what they were suppose to do. We have had enough of the them and their rogue tactics. DO YOUR JOB AND THE IN!!!!!!!!!!
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Michael S. from Carrollton, TX signed.
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Linda S. from Oceanside, CA writes:
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This overbearing agency has long outlived its usefulness. It MUST go! Along with the very abusive ESA. WE want our country, our land, and our freedoms back. I hope I have been clear on this matter, because many will not be so kind nor peaceful about their comments.
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Daniel h. from Waxahachie, TX writes:
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This agency does hardly any good, only harms america and sadly answers to no one! Congress/the american peole should develop policy!
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