Action Needed Now to Stop EPA Power Grab

Action Needed Now to Stop EPA Power Grab

June 11, 2010
Originally published in The Corner

I wrote this morning in the American
Spectator
about how tight the vote is on Senator Murkowski's bid to stop the EPA regulating
CO2. It looks like Sen. Scott Brown is fully
on board now
, and three cheers to him for that, but thanks to a
midnight deal by an obviously scared Harry Reid, Senator Webb of
Virginia looks like he's going to vote no.

If you're a Virginian, get on
to his office. You can call 1-866-507-1570 or use this handy-dandy
message generator
, courtesy of FreedomAction,
to send his office an email.

Other senators are also on the fence. If you're a
constituent of any of these and want EPA's power grab stopped, call or
message them using the link above or this
one
from Americans for Prosperity.
The senators that most need to hear from their constituents are:

Sen. Bayh, Indiana
Sen.
Dorgan, North Dakota
Sen. Conrad (apparently targeted by Reid, like
Sen. Webb), North Dakota
Sen. Tester, Montana
Sen. Pryor, Arkansas
Sen.
Warner, Virginia
Sen. Begich, Alaska

Here are some things you can tell them:

● Every
senator who votes no is taking full responsibility for the consequences
of EPA regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions.

● The
Reid alternative, a vote on Sen. Rockefeller's bill to delay regulation
by two years, is not an adequate alternative. Who will invest in a new
factory if EPA is going to begin regulating emissions within two years?
Even Sen. Rockefeller is supporting Sen. Murkowski.

● The
argument many Senators are making, that this is a vote against higher
fuel-economy standards, is silly. See here.

This issue is vital. Any help you can give is much appreciated.