Dems Propose Methane Tax to Fund Reckless Spending Bill

One of the ways Democrats intend to pay for their reconciliation infrastructure bill is through the Methane Emissions Reduction Act of 2021, a proposed tax on methane emissions from natural gas and petroleum production. The tax would start at $1,800 per ton of emissions in 2023 with the potential direct cost of the tax to the economy being as high as $14.4 billion, increasing 5 percent above inflation annually.

This tax would most likely reduce oil and gas production in the U.S. at a...


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Key Vote NO on H.R. 3684

  • 09/30/21
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The American Energy Alliance urges all members to vote NO on H.R. 3684, the infrastructure bill as amended by the Senate.

This legislation is poor policy and a bad use of taxpayer resources. The subsidies for electric vehicles and charging are not the responsibility of the federal government. The tens of billions of dollars for unneeded and impractical passenger rail will only fuel more wasteful white elephants to accompany California's ongoing high-speed rail fiasco. The tens of...


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Key Vote NO on Nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning

  • 09/29/21
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The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to oppose the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning for director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Stone-Manning has a demonstrated history of environmental radicalism that is disqualifying for the role of BLM director. Her involvement in violent, criminal activism alone should be disqualifying. But beyond that incident Stone-Manning has established a clear track record of hostility towards the statutory multiple use of federal lands as...


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Biden and House Reconciliation Bill Writers are in La-La Land

  • 09/21/21
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President Biden’s climate policies and the House Democrats’ reconciliation bill will decimate U.S. energy industries along with millions of associated jobs while saddling consumers with skyrocketing prices and electricity blackouts. One only has to look at California and Europe to see that the goals of Biden’s climate policies and the reconciliation bill will eventually end up with the energy disaster Europe and California are experiencing. And, it will cost businesses and taxpayers...


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All the Energy That’s Fit to Subsidize

  • 09/21/21
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This past week House Democrats passed their budget reconciliation bills in the various Committees.  So far these bills are 100 percent partisan as no Republicans in any Committee has voted for them. Next, the House Budget Committee will take the various provisions and combine them into a reconciliation bill to send to the Senate. This is moving quickly because House Democrats, along with the Administration, does not want any real oversight of the trillions of dollars they want to spend. ...


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Pelosi's Plan To Pick Your Pocket Via Reconciliation

  • 09/17/21
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A significant part of the reconciliation bill is the “Clean Electricity Performance Plan” that is intended to increase the amount of “clean power” produced. The provision was in part drafted by outside interests  including a professor from University of California, Santa Barbara. The House is considering a target of 80 percent “clean power” by 2030, which would be a significant increase from the current 40 percent “clean energy” output from renewable and nuclear energy, but...


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House Democrats Plan to Pay Wind Industry Nearly 10 Times Value of their Electricity

  • 09/15/21
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Nine years ago, the wind industry agreed to a six-year phase out of the wind production tax credit . At the time, the wind industry told reporters that they needed 4-6 years to achieve subsidy-free competitiveness. But now the wind industry, other renewable electricity generators, and their financial backers on Wall Street, are back supporting the House Democrats plan to transfer billions of dollars from hard-working taxpayers to Wall Street bankers by laundering it through renewable energy...


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Senate Democrats' New Plan to Tax Our Leading Energy Resources

Senate Democrats are proposing to institute a new tax on the use of our leading energy resources—oil, natural gas, and coal—according a leaked list of reconciliation bill pay-for options.

Before getting into the specifics of what the leaked list calls “carbon pricing,” let’s reiterate how central these fuels are to our productivity and well-being.

In terms of primary energy consumption, oil, natural gas, and coal contribute 35, 34, and 10 percent of U.S. energy on a Btu...


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War On Coal Comes Back To Haunt Biden's "Green" Agenda

  • 09/03/21
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As the “war against coal” continues with Biden’s Paris climate commitment to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent by 2030skilled miners for his clean energy plan have become scarce. Biden’s clean energy program needs critical minerals, which are essential for technologies such as batteries and wind turbines. Mining and geological engineering employment is estimated to grow 4 percent between 2019 and 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, as demand...


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Biden Begs America's Enemies For Oil While Attacking Domestic Producers

  • 08/12/21
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At every turn, President Biden has instituted policies to hurt the North American oil and gas industry, resulting in decreasing U.S. energy independence earned during the Trump Administration and benefiting oil-producing countries. Russia, for example, has become the number two oil importer to the United States, second only to Canada. Biden has also canceled the Keystone XL pipeline while removing sanctions that the Trump Administration implemented so that Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline...


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