Articles by Phil Kerpen
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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Energy | TeaPartyPatriots.org
It’s an outrage. One EPA administrator already resigned for admitting he likes to crucify oil and gas companies. Now another EPA administrator has admitted what we already knew — that the Obama administration intends to destroy the coal industry. That’s bad news for anyone who turns on a light switch, because it means steeply higher electricity prices.
Read the rest at Tea Party Patriots.
Fight back at www.WarOnCoal.com!
Senate Democrats are again making noise about the so-called DISCLOSE Act, S. 2219, legislation that would force non-profit advocacy organizations to disclose their donors if they criticize elected officials. The bill has support from 44 Democratic senators and may be brought up for a vote in the next couple of weeks. Proponents will offer high-minded talk of democracy and transparency, but what they really want to do is intimidate and suppress their political enemies.
Read the rest at American Commitment.
Take action at ALECPetition.com.
Energy | Tennessean
by Drew Johnson and Phil Kerpen
In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama explained his energy policy like this: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad.” He went on to say: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”
That’s really bad news for Tennessee, which relies on coal-fired power plants for 53 percent of its electricity. Yet, shockingly, Sen. Lamar Alexander is siding with Obama and his “war on coal.”
Read the rest in The Tennessean.
Fight back at WarOnCoal.com!