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Bid to kill EPA coal plant regulations thwarted in Senate
The Hill ^ | 6/20/12 | Ben Geman and Daniel Strauss

Posted on 06/20/2012 11:23:22 AM PDT by Nachum

Senate lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a GOP-led effort to scuttle Environmental Protection Agency regulations that mandate cuts in mercury pollution and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The 46-53 vote against Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) resolution staves off what would have been a stinging election-year rebuke of the White House green agenda.

Five Republicans joined 48 Democrats in blocking Inhofe’s measure to overturn regulations that coal industry groups and other critics contend will hurt the economy, cause power costs to spike and force numerous plants to shutter.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coal; epa; plant; regulations
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Obama and Agenda 21
1 posted on 06/20/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Harry ‘big Mormon Priest’ Reid, enemy of the Republic.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 11:24:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Nachum

We can make a pretty good guess as to who the 5 RINOs were.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Nachum

Those 53 *traitors* need to be stood against a wall.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 11:25:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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Five Republicans joined 48 Democrats

! ! ! !

5 posted on 06/20/2012 11:25:36 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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Five Republicans

Let me guess...BrownEye, RumCollins, SnoweJob, Mur-cow-ski and Count DracLugar?

6 posted on 06/20/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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Five Republicans joined

Which pricks did that?

/johnny

7 posted on 06/20/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Why Romney isn’t using this to rhetorically bludgeon to death all coal state Dems is a mystery.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: MHGinTN

Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)


9 posted on 06/20/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Nachum
Meanwhile, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) joined Democrats in opposing the resolution.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 11:28:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum

To be clear, without those republican votes, it would have been 51 to 48, to end the EPA’s tyrannical approach.

So ask yourself my friends. Is it important to have an (R) majority, or is it important to have a (C) majority?

We have got to get rid of the Democrats in our party.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 11:29:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Nachum

Why the US parties do not have an exclusion mechanism is really beyond me. It’s making the whole system basically a one-party deal.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 11:32:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: DoughtyOne

but, but, anyone but obama will show us the way to enlightenment!

/sarc /retard


13 posted on 06/20/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: WellyP

As a Tennessean I can assure you we’re wroking on getting rid of Alexander ... he makes us hillbillys look brilliant but he ain’t a friend of the Republic.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 11:36:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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“Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Warner (Va.) and Jim Webb (Va.) were the five senators voting for Inhofe’s resolution. Meanwhile, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) joined Democrats in opposing the resolution.”


15 posted on 06/20/2012 11:40:53 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: WellyP

Kelly Ayote (aka coyote) was supposedly being vetted for VP...can the jerk!


16 posted on 06/20/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: DoughtyOne

If you want a preview of Romney, just look at Scott Brown. or Romney’s own record.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 11:44:49 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: DoughtyOne
Bingo!

RINOs should be an endangered species extinct.

18 posted on 06/20/2012 11:45:48 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Nachum
Five Republicans joined 48 Democrats

Who are the traitors?

Meanwhile, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) joined Democrats in opposing the resolution.

19 posted on 06/20/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by tbpiper
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What is with the New England Republicans on this issue? Manmade global warming? Or just general pandering to the leftist base?

Lamar Alexander I can write off as a grandstander.

20 posted on 06/20/2012 11:52:53 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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