“American Products. American Power.” Bus Tour Brings Message to Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — The American Energy Alliance will conclude its three-month “American Products. American Power.” bus tour today by delivering 14,444 petitions to lawmakers and regulators in Washington. The 18,000 mile, 17 state bus tour connected with thousands of Americans at over 50 events. The message of these concerned citizens is clear: this country needs policies that treat our reliable and affordable energy resources as assets, not liabilities. In a letter sent to the leaders in Washington, AEA President Thomas Pyle had the following to say:

“America is the most energy-rich nation in the world yet for far too long Washington has prohibited the use of our domestic energy resources. Moreover, the American people have been misled about our domestic energy and manufacturing potential thanks to lawmakers and regulators perpetuating the myth of energy scarcity.

Today, energy prices are on the rise and American families are struggling to pay their bills. Our economy is growing at an anemic 2% and job creators are handcuffed by harmful regulations.  More than ever, America needs to unlock its vast domestic energy resources to create jobs, to secure the future, and to lead the world…”

The “American Products. American Power.” petition calls for the following policies:

  • We need to unlock our vast domestic energy resources – and provide Americans with more affordable, more secure, and more reliable energy.
  • We can create manufacturing jobs and prosperity at home – by demanding that Congress, the EPA and other bureaucracies do not burden industries and consumers with unnecessary costs and regulations.
  • We should ensure that government rules have measurable benefits – and do not prevent vital American industries from accelerating economic growth and providing U.S.-based jobs.


The letter and petition signatures will be sent to:
President Barack Obama
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Speaker of the House John Boehner
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
To read the full letter, click here.

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