AEA Applauds Scalise Resolution Opposing a Carbon Tax

A tax on energy is a tax on all American families, but hits the poor, seniors, and people on fixed incomes the hardest.

WASHINGTON DC (May 19, 2021) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, voiced its support today for a U.S. House of Representatives resolution put forth by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E., condemning a carbon tax.

AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in support of the resolution:

“Families are finally getting back on their feet financially, schools are returning to normal, summer is approaching, and the American people are ready to move forward again. Taxing our most productive energy sources at any time, but especially right now, would put us right back where we were in the depths of the COVID-19 recession.

“You don’t rebuild an economy by taxing the affordable energy foundation it relies upon. The American people understand that, and we’re glad that Republican Whip Scalise and Rep. McKinley do, too.

“Voters have routinely said they do not want to pay for the green left’s outrageously expensive global warming agenda, especially not through a federal tax on energy.

“A carbon tax is a bad policy for everyone, and it should be dismissed – immediately. The American Energy Alliance gives its full backing to this resolution opposing a carbon tax.”

In addition to the merits of the resolution, AEA says that a vote on the resolution would confirm to the American people where their representatives stand – either for freedom and American energy independence or for continued reliance on foreign and unfriendly nations to meet our energy needs. AEA’s American Energy Scorecard scores both votes cast, and legislative bill sponsorships related to energy and the environment including any legislative effort connected to, for, or against a carbon tax.

View the full text of the resolution here.

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