AEA Expands Education Advocacy Campaign

Places Significant Radio Buy in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Arkansas to Expose Costs of Cap-and-Trade

Titusville, PA – With President Obama and his allies in Congress resolute in their determination to levy a national energy tax this fall, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) announced today an expanded effort to educate the American public on the true costs of cap-and-trade by launching a multi-state advertisement engagement campaign entitled “Still Hurting.” Audio files of the radio ads can be found below.

Earlier this month, the American Energy Express pulled out of Washington and thus began a 25-day, five-state bus tour to engage everyday Americans at county fairs, tractor pulls, rallies and other public events – the very same people who stand to lose the most under a tax-and-ration energy scheme. The American Energy Express seeks to reach these important, though at times forgotten, audiences, educate them on the facts, and enlist their support as the debate over cap-and-trade enters a new and critical phase this fall.
“Still Hurting” will run for two weeks in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas targeting U.S. Senators Arlen Specter, Sherrod Brown, George Voinovich, Evan Bayh, Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln.

“As the American Energy Express traveled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana this past week, the same messages resounded in each and every community we visited,” said Thomas J. Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance. “Those who know about cap-and-trade want no part of it, and those who are not familiar, once educated, are near unanimously opposed. This radio campaign is another important component of our comprehensive outreach effort to share the true costs of cap-and-trade with the American people.

“There is no disputing that cap-and-trade will increase the price of energy. The President has said so. His budget director agrees, as does the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Supporters of this legislation know full well that if cap-and-trade is adopted, unemployment and energy prices will skyrocket.

“We at the American Energy Alliance have met thousands of hard working Americans in our travels thus far, and since we can’t take the American Energy Express to every community, we decided to hit the airwaves to ensure that our message reaches an even wider audience in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas.”


The American Energy Alliance (AEA) is a not-for-profit organization that engages in public policy advocacy and debate surrounding the function, operation, and government regulation of global energy markets. AEA, an independent affiliate of the Institute for Energy Research, works to educate and mobilize citizens around the idea that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges.



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