Extenders Deal an Insult to the American People

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the potential tax extenders deal:

“This tax extenders deal is another example of the worst of Washington politics. It’s no wonder Congress’ approval rating is at an all time low. Lifting the oil export ban in exchange for the wind PTC, the solar ITC, and potentially allowing the administration to reprogram money for the UN’s green energy slush fund would be one step forward and several steps backward for American families.

“The Republicans are right to fight for lifting the oil export ban, as it would reduce gasoline prices for families and enhance U.S. energy security. But not at any price. Extending the wind PTC sends billions of tax dollars to large corporations like GE while advancing the Obama administration’s climate agenda and fulfilling the president’s promise to make electricity prices skyrocket.

“The fact that Republicans would even consider a deal that funds the Green Climate Fund is breathtakingly foolish. Just this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized President Obama over the Paris agreement stating that the president ‘is making promises he can’t keep’ and ‘writing checks he can’t cash.’

“This reported deal is an insult to the American people, especially the poor and middle class who can least afford higher energy prices. The American Energy Alliance will score against any deal that extends the PTC or supports in any way the president’s climate slush fund.”

Click here to read a blog post from AEA President Tom Pyle on the potential extenders deal.

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