Disapproval of EPA’s Utility MACT Rule Vote Recap

Earlier this week, the Senate voted on S.J.Res.37, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to emission standards for certain steam generating units. The disapproval resolution would have halted the EPA’s Utility MACT rule, which will effectively shut down coal-fired power plants across the country. The vote results are listed below, along with a list of the Republicans who voted incorrectly and Democrats who voted correctly:

Notably absent from the list of Democrats voting correctly are coal state Senators John Rockefeller (D-WV) and Bob Casey (D-PA).

Disapproval of EPA’s Utility MACT Rule: Rejected by a vote of 46-53
Heritage Action: YES

Republicans Voting Incorrectly:
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH)
Sen. Scott Brown (MA)
Sen. Susan Collins (ME)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)

Democrats Voting Correctly:
Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA)
Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)
Sen. Ben Nelson (NE)
Sen. Mark Warner (VA)
Sen. Jim Webb (VA)

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  1. What is the world is wrong with Lamar Alexander,,I know he drives an electric car etc., but this vote is simple wrong and out of touch with the wishes of the citizens of Tennessee.. Senator Alexander, we send you to Washington to vote the wishes of the Citizens of Tennessee, not to substitute your judgement for ours… We had another Tennessee Senator who thought that he did not have the listen to the wishes of the Citizens of Tennessee (Name: Albert Gore Sr.) and we know what happened to him.

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