Crangle Opposes New EPA Rules On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tommy Crangle, Republican candidate for the House District 27 seat, said he opposes new EPA rules concerning the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from hundreds of power plants across the U.S. 

He said, "Many of these plants comprise the backbone of the TVA system that has provided Tennesseans clean, low-cost energy for decades.

“What this boils down to is that the EPA is trying to nationalize and control US energy in the way ObamaCare is doing to medicine and Common Core is doing to education.  What’s worse, he’s done this without even a vote in Congress.

"Assuming that CO2 is 'harmful' to the environment (plants use CO2 to thrive and produce oxygen for us to breathe), EPA’s goal is to cut these emissions by 30% by 2030.  The 645-page rule is nothing more than an 'end-around' Congress to impose a cap and trade system, or carbon tax, on energy plants.  This tax was rejected by a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2010, and there’s no way it could get 50 Senate votes now in an election year.

“The question that is most important to Tennesseans?  Will this increase my energy costs?  Candidate Obama said in 2008 that his Coal Policy would make electricity rates ‘necessarily skyrocket’.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees.  It is impossible to increase cost of energy production without negatively affecting the economy.  These costs will ultimately flow to the consumers and businesses.  I was involved in rebuilding the Iraq electric grid after the war and I know of what I speak.

“The Tennessee General Assembly should immediately push back against such federal intrusion.  If elected, I will lead the fight against this kind of unconstitutional aggression by Washington, D.C.”

Mr. Crangle is a professional engineer and former TVA executive.  


Inaugural Station Street Sip And Savor Festival Is Saturday

The first Station Street Sip and Savor beverage and food tasting festival is presented by EPB, Lipman Brothers, Springer Mountain Farms, and US Foods on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the Formal Gardens at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. A portion of funds generated will go to benefit Kids on the Block.  This is a 21+ event.  The event will include over 50 beverages and a dozen ... (click for more)

Transportation Coalition Releases Interactive Map Of Road/Highway Needs

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee has posted a new, interactive webpage showing nearly 400 unfunded state road/highway projects. The webpage is part of the coalition’s ongoing education initiative to highlight transportation infrastructure funding problems.  The unfunded projects come to nearly $8 billion, says Susie Alcorn, executive director of the Tennessee Infrastructure ... (click for more)

Sheriff Watson Offers To Send Team To Colorado To Help With Search For Cleveland's Joe Keller; Active Search Suspended

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has offered to send a Special Response Team, as well as other resources, to help Colorado authorities, who have suspended their search for 19-year-old Joseph Keller. He noted, "Joe Keller is a well-known young man who has lived in the Bradley County area, and disappeared while on a run in Conejos County, Colorado recently. " Sheriff ... (click for more)

Bicycle Store Owner Helps Police Nab Burglary Suspect

A bicycle store owner helped police nab a burglary suspect. Paul Rene Hayes, who has an extensive criminal record dating to 1993, was charged with aggravated burglary. Police investigated a burglary on July 21 at a house on Kelly's Ferry Road. The owner left his house at 8:45 a.m. and returned at 7 p.m. He found that his front door had been kicked in. He was missing his ... (click for more)

Why Is The City Diverting Federal Transportation Funds From Real Need?

The city of Chattanooga and CBL, owner of Hamilton Place Mall, would have the mass of taxpayers believe that improving mall access from the interstate is not impacting us financially.   Namely, CBL has committed to fund the city’s match of $8 million, so they will receive $32 million in Federal Transportation Funds that are allocated annually to local jurisdictions through ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Silly Apology

It didn’t get a lot of attention, as well it should not have, but when I heard Japanese giant Mitsubishi was offered an apology for heinous war crimes that took place during World War II, I thought it was an ill-conceived publicity stunt. But, no, in a solemn ceremony last month hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, that is exactly what ... (click for more)