Stop another Washington power grab by President Obama and the EPA

Your senators need to hear from you today!

June 9, 2010

In a move that makes Al Gore happy but will cripple our economy, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is doing an end-run around Congress and the Constitution by classifying and regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.

CO2 is not a pollutant - it is plant food. It's what makes plants grow. It is odorless, tasteless and completely non-toxic in the levels that are found in our atmosphere.
This is the EPA's Plan B to force an unbiblical, radical environmental agenda on America because the votes aren't there in Congress to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Click here  to learn more about Christian stewardship and the environment.

The EPA's move trashes the separation of powers in the Constitution. Unaccountable bureaucrats at this federal agency want to make U.S. energy policy and take that responsibility away from accountable elected officials.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) has sponsored S.J.Res. 26, a "resolution of disapproval," that will forbid the EPA from imposing its onerous bureaucratic CO2 regulations. It already has 41 senators as co-sponsors and needs just 51 votes to pass.

The vote on this bill is scheduled for Thursday in the full Senate, so your senators must hear from you today! Tell them to vote "Yes" on S.J.Res 26.

The EPA's policy, if not stopped by S.J.Res. 26 , will do the following:

  • Give the EPA regulatory authority over every vehicle in America.
  • Give the EPA regulatory control over millions of "stationary sources" of CO2, including power plants, factories, farms, offices and apartment buildings, hospitals, schools and churches. (Yes, churches!) The cost of applying for a permit (to emit plant food!) could run as high as $100,000.
  • Cause, as President Obama promised, the cost of electricity for American families to "necessarily skyrocket."
  • Hit the poor the hardest. Households with annual incomes of less than $50,000 already have an energy cost burden of 19% of their income. (The average household energy cost burden is between 5% and 10%.) Two-thirds of black families and 60% of Hispanic families make less than $50,000 per year. As Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation says, "Since the poor will be hurt more than others by rising energy costs, the astronomical increases that would follow...amount to a regressive tax -- hurting most of all the people who can least afford it."

Evangelicals who care about the truth and the poor can and should take the lead on this, as the Barna Group found that people who believe the Bible is God's Word are more skeptical of manmade warming than any other demographic in America.

Send an email your two senators today and urge them to vote "Yes" on S.J.Res 26.

Take Action Now Send an email your two senators today and urge them to vote "Yes" on S.J.Res 26.