5,168 Miles and Counting


WASHINGTON D.C. — Since the Aug. 7 kickoff in Dallas, TX, the American Energy Alliance’s “American Products and Power” bus tour has traveled 5,168 miles to promote affordable and reliable domestic energy sources, free energy markets, and less burdensome regulations on American job creators. Today and tomorrow, the tour stops in Cushing, Okla., which is commonly regarded as North America’s most significant trading hub for crude oil, and Oklahoma City, where the tour will be joined at the Oklahoma Historical Society by Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), a rising leader in Congress  and an ardent supporter of free market-based energy policies. Next week, the tour will be in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention, where AEA will take the message of affordable energy and a strong manufacturing base to more than 50,000 people who are expected to attend the event.

“You cannot talk about America’s energy future without talking about Oklahoma,” AEA President Thomas Pyle said. “As our nation’s fifth largest oil and fourth largest natural gas producing state, and the site of our most strategic energy crossroads, the Sooner state is critical to our energy security and a case study in pro-growth energy policies. One in six jobs is supported by the state’s oil and natural gas industries, and these energy resources generate one third of Oklahoma’s gross state product.”

On its way to Oklahoma, the bus tour has held rallies in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri. The “Products and Power Express” — a 45-foot, 51K lbs, diesel-running bus wrapped with compelling images that portray many of America’s energy and manufacturing success stories, has helped reinforce the tour’s message at parades, state fairs, refineries and coal plants, and numerous other public events. At each location, Americans have been invited to sign a petition calling on Washington to free up domestic energy resources and implement regulations that promote an affordable energy future rather than hinder it. Along the way, hundreds of activists have signed the bus, joined by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, NM State Senator Gay Kernan, Michael Reagan, the son of former president Ronald Reagan, and others.

“Our goal is to tell the American people the truth about our nation’s vast energy resources and our vision of affordable energy, common sense regulation, and safe technology. Developing these affordable resources and building American-made products is critical to the nation’s economy and our future. We are very pleased with the success of the ‘American Products and Power’ tour so far, and we look forward continuing this tour all the way to Washington, D.C. where we will bring our message to the nation’s capital” said Pyle.

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