Products and Power Bus Tour Brings Message to Washington


The American Energy Alliance will conclude its three-month “American Products. American Power” bus tour today by delivering 14,444 petitions to the regulators and lawmakers 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:

(Click here to view the full list of petition signatures and letter sent to the administration and Congress)

Dear Administrator Jackson,

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.

For the last three months, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) traveled across the country to give Americans the facts, to listen to their concerns, and to bring their voices back to Washington.  At more than 50 events in 17 states around the country, the American Products. American Power. bus tour connected with concerned citizens, enlisting their support to end Washington’s war on affordable and reliable energy.  By the thousands, the American people have joined the fight for a brighter economic and energy future by signing a nationwide petition and by adding their names to our 45-foot, 25-ton mobile petition.

The Americans we met on the road told us to carry a clear message back to Washington: our nation needs policies that treat our manufacturing potential and energy resources as assets, not liabilities. America’s domestic refining and chemical industries employ nearly 2 million people and make modern life possible by providing transportation fuels and creating the building blocks for thousands of consumer products such as plastics, medicines, high-tech medical devices, appliances, and safety equipment. Moreover, America is blessed with the largest coal reserves in the world – a 500-year supply that creates jobs and affordable, reliable energy that powers the modern economy. Yet the current administration is waging a war on coal, destroying jobs and driving up consumer prices.

The American Energy Alliance is committed to ensuring that the American people’s voices are not lost in the energy debate. These are the principles that the American people believe our energy policies should follow, and attached are the names of over 14,400 Americans who stand with AEA in this fight:

Tell Congress and the Administration that America needs policies that unlock American energy and unleash economic growth.

  • 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.


Thomas J. Pyle

President, American Energy Alliance

Click here to view the full list of petition signatures and letter sent to the administration and Congress .

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