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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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
Reed D. from Palmer, AK writes:
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These regulations are choking off the free market, killing jobs, & putting our country at risk. Clearly this is another example of tyranny & government over reach!!
Feb 5th, 2014
Milton F. from Frankfort, ME writes:
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Enough is enough. The american people have had it with an agency whose only goal seems to be to impede progress by overreaching and abusing its powers. When we have an agency that has a problem with hydroelectric power because of some perceived damage to fish migration who then turns around and condones the least effective technology of wind power while ignoring the damage it does to wildlife and the surrounding inhabitants it is time to kiss them goodbye. I don't want my tax dollars going to support this group of arrogant thugs.
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Gerald P. from Grants, NM writes:
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The EPA when it was first started did some great things in our country, but now they have too much power and are destroying the USA with so many rules that don't make any sense and have no sound backing.
Feb 5th, 2014
Patricia A. from Murfreesboro, TN writes:
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It is the job of Congress to make laws, not bureaucratic, power-hungry agencies. Use the power of the purse to destroy the rogue EPA!
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Craig C. from Port Austin, MI writes:
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Defund the EPA
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Robert David H. from Inverness, FL writes:
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Thank You for Defined CLARITY of Our Nations PRESENT Din and Angst, of FREEDOMS being ABUSED by Our Serving POTUS, his, Admistrative CZARS, and the DEMOCRATIC Led SENATE...PERIOD. The VOICE of, for, and by, We the People, Only Clearly cites the TRUTH,...Of Government Entities that are FAILING TO FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW. The POTUS, His Administrative CZARs, The DEMOCRATIC led SENATE..."HATE The TRUTH, ...BUT...The TRUTH DOES'NT CARE" ...PERIOD. The "SILENT MAJORITY", is beboming "AUDIBLE"in more than one form and fashion PERIOD.... I pray that a more timely CORRECTION is engaged in the LEADERSHIP, and BEHAVIOUR of OUR PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES, "Before Our Great Nation, move further down the Path of Self Destruction", as history shows "The Fall of The Roman Empire". "Words are PLENTIFUL....DEEDS are PRICELESS".. "Obama's WORDS",... though POLITICALLY CORRECT...are GROSSLY INDECENT and BIBICALLY ... INCORRECT... PERIOD. "Obama's DEEDS", by Speech, Letter, Decree, Executive Order, and ... his FAILED LEADERSHIP, promulgated by his Administrative CZAR's, AND The Democratic led Senate, "IS a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER"...To Our Great Nation ...PERIOD. Pa.. I will have the most transparent administration in history. b.. The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs. c.. I am focused like a laser on creating jobs. d.. The IRS is not targeting anyone. e.. It was a spontaneous riot about a movie. f.. If I had a son. g.. I will put an end to the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism". h.. You didn't build that! i.. I will restore trust in Government. j.. The Cambridge cops acted stupidly. k.. The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk l.. It's not my red line - it is the world's red line. m.. Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration. n.. We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest. o.. I am not spying on American citizens. p.. Obama Care will be good for America. q.. You can keep your family doctor. r.. Premiums will be lowered by $2500. s.. If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan. t.. It's just like shopping at Amazon. u.. I knew nothing about "Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels. v.. I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups. w.. I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi. x.. I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago. y.. And, I have ne
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Beth M. from Orland Park, IL writes:
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Get out of our lives and our business.
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Rev. Philip E. E. from Comanche, OK signed.
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Someone from Midlothian, VA writes:
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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.
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Paul S. from Orange Park, FL writes:
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According to our constitution the federal EPA should not be in existence, and that authority is required to be the authority of the various states. I helped write the EPA law of the state of Virginia and this fact was well documented in our findings.
Feb 5th, 2014
William B. from Cypress, CA writes:
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This and probably another 80% of ALL federal agencies are unconstitutional. Shut them ALL down.
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Someone from Northvale, NJ writes:
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Wake up congress
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