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Curbelo Carbon Tax Misses the Mark

For the first time this decade, a Republican Member of Congress has introduced carbon-pricing legislation on Capitol Hill. On Monday, July 23, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th Congressional District filed the inaptly named MARKET CHOICE Act, with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) as co-sponsors. Some details of the bill:
  • Beginning in 2020, the bill would place a fee of $24 on the production of fossil fuels for each ton of carbon dioxide equivalent that...

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Key Votes on Amendments to H.R. 6147

In consideration of H.R. 6147 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, the American Energy Alliance has identified the below amendments to Division A as key votes. YES on Amendment #138 (renumbered to #43 in the rule) offered by Rep. Mullin et al. This amendment seeks to prohibit the implementation of the previous administration's methane rule. The methane rule was designed and intended as a tool to strangle energy production on...
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Who Exactly Joined the Swamp in This Example?

Joni Ernst campaigned as a stalwart conservative, loudly embracing the smaller government message of the tea party movement. She differentiated herself from her opponent by declaring she does not “believe the government should pick winners and losers in our economy” and that she is “philosophically opposed to those mandates or those subsidies that are coming from the government .” Those comments were specifically in reference to ethanol subsidies and mandates like the Renewable Fuel...
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Springtime in the Swamp

It’s springtime, and American families are enjoying the newfound strength in the U.S. economy to travel. As usual, gasoline prices are going up as governmental regulations require our refineries each spring to change the blend of their gasoline to meet federal edicts just at the time of increased demand. It doesn't help that the Socialist Paradise Venezuela—with some of the largest oil supplies in the world—has been cutting oil production because their economy is imploding due to...


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Enough Is Enough: No More Special-Interest RFS Handouts

  • 05/15/18
  • AEA
  • Blog
A broad, diverse, and growing chorus of voices continues to tell Washington that Enough Is Enough as politicians like Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) squabble for more special-interest handouts veiled as so-called “fixes” to the fundamentally failed Renewable Fuel Standard. While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the recently announcement RFS compromise struck at last week’s White House meeting a terrific decision and a win-win, we beg to differ. There’s nothing terrific about...
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Ignore the Automakers’ Calls for Appeasement

Today President Trump will meet with the big U.S. automakers. The topic of discussion will be the administration’s decision to reconsider the excessive and unnecessary fuel efficiency standards imposed by the Obama administration. The American Energy Alliance has applauded that decision, and encourages the administration to see it through. The automakers themselves last year requested the exact action that the administration is undertaking. But now the automakers are planning to ask the...
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Subsidies for Me, but Not for Thee

The Department of Energy’s proposed grid resiliency rulemaking was the wrong solution for a genuine problem. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rightly voted to terminate the rulemaking , instead requesting information from grid operators and the public about how to address the undervaluation of coal and nuclear power generation in electricity markets. But before we move forward with that discussion, something must be noted: the wind and solar companies and their lobbying arms that...
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Key Vote: Oppose Grassley Amendment #1835

  • 12/01/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose Grassley amendment #1835 to the Hatch substitute for HR 1 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This amendment seeks to protect the users of complex international tax structures from being touched by reforms included in the Hatch Substitute, a provision known as the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT). The BEAT provision targets asset stripping where large companies use international subsidiaries to game the system to reduce their tax...
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Alexander Pillories Wind PTC

Congress is at long last coming to grips with the failure that is the wind production tax credit (PTC). The bill passed by the House Thursday will cut the rate at which wind production is subsidized by about one-third and will allow the quarter-century-old program to finally end as scheduled in 2020. Hurdles still remain on the Senate side of things and the fight is far from over. At least one senator, however, isn't afraid to call out the wind PTC as the costly, cronyistic subsidy that...
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Abandon Free Market Principles to Save Competitive Energy Markets?

At the unveiling of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President Bush admitted to going against his “free market instincts ” when he bailed out the banks following the financial crisis. “History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much,” he added. We couldn’t agree more. Abundant, affordable energy is the foundation of modern prosperity. One of the most pernicious things that the Obama administration did was...
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