Articles by Phil Kerpen
Energy | Springfield News-Leader
McCaskill recently said: “I know that there is a good healthy number of us moderates that are going to hold the line on the EPA, in terms of how reasonable they are as it related to the coal related regulations.”
We’ll soon find out whether she meant it, when the Senate votes on overturning the mercury rule — the most outrageous of the “coal related regulations.”
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Energy | Washington Times
Emissions rule threatens to pull plug on source of affordable electricity
By Phil Kerpen
The president’s Dream Act-by-dictate provides the latest evidence of this administration’s determination to push its agenda through without respect to Congress, the Constitution or the rule of law. While there are enough examples to fill a book (which I wrote and titled “Democracy Denied”), the most outrageous of all is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) being used to advance an extreme anti-energy agenda that the American people decisively rejected when Mr. Obama proposed it as cap-and-trade. Wednesday we’ll find out where every U.S. senator stands.
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Charleston Daily Mail | Energy
Surely the senator will rally other coal-state Dems
Tuesday June 19, 2012
In his 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, Joe Manchin was able to turn the tide with one of the most memorable TV commercials of all time.
Titled "Dead Aim," the spot featured Manchin shooting a bullet through Obama's cap-and-trade bill.
Now Obama is pursuing the same disastrous ends of the cap-and-trade bill by different means, including a regulation known as Utility MACT, and Manchin must take "dead aim" at it by convincing his colleagues, including Jay Rockefeller, Bob Casey Jr., and Sherrod Brown to vote to stop it.
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Bangor Daily News | Energy
By Phil Kerpen, Special to the BDN
No one has done more to try to make one such regulation, the EPA Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology rule, or MACT, more reasonable than Sen. Susan Collins, who recently got a bipartisan majority of the Senate to vote for her amendment to fix those rules. A filibuster thwarted her efforts.
Now, she’ll have a chance to vote on a sister rule that applies the same unreasonable standards to utility boilers. The Utility MACT vote, however, will be protected from filibuster and therefore stands a good chance of passage. Collins should again lead.
Read the rest at the Bangor Daily News.
Energy | Fox News Opinion
Published June 12, 2012
The only Senate Republican who has publicly sided with Obama in support of the disastrous Utility MACT regulation that would cripple coal-fired power plants and therefore imperil our fragile economic recovery is Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, and he has been exposed to his constituents in a hard-hitting TV ad being run by my group, American Commitment.
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