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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 Members should refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless these regulations are repealed in full.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
Gaye E. from Fort Walton Beach, FL writes:
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The purpose of the EPA is no longer to clean the air and water, which was sorely needed at the time of its inception. The purpose now is to destroy Capitalism and eliminate private property. DEFUND IT NOW! http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_34710.php
Feb 5th, 2014
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Judith D. from Highland, IL writes:
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It's time you all grow a set! Stand up for "We The People", not for your political career!
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Jon B. from Garrison, NY signed.
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David M. from Vancouver, WA writes:
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Stop putting up roadblocks for the economy and business's to thrive.
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Ross C. from Howell, NJ writes:
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Abolish this BS!!!
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ewing s. from Groveland, IL signed.
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Joseph T. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
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James M. from Boca Raton, FL writes:
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And please get Congressional control of ALL regulations issued by the Cabinet and the Czars.
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michael s. from Crossville, TN writes:
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to much government bs wake up
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Randy B. from Greensboro, NC writes:
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Let's don't stop with this agency there are others that are wasting money and passing bad regulations.
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E. L. L. from Stevens, PA signed.
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Keith G. from Kent, WA writes:
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Regulations have the force of law and hece constitute law. Thus all regulations should be vetted through the house, senate and president just like any other law.
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