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.
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
Dorgan, North Dakota
Sen. Conrad (apparently targeted by Reid, like
Sen. Webb), North Dakota
Sen. Tester, Montana
Sen. Pryor, Arkansas
Sen. Begich, Alaska
Here are some things you can tell them:
senator who votes no is taking full responsibility for the consequences
of EPA regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions.
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.
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.