10 Questions for Senator Cassidy and Senator Graham

Today, Senators Cassidy and Graham introduced a carbon tax on imports from high-greenhouse gas emitting countries. We have some questions for the Senators:

  1. Why do you support a carbon tax? Or do you only support a carbon tax on China, but not on U.S. producers?
  2. When did following European-style energy policy help the United States?
  3. Europe’s manufacturing sector is contracting . Why do you want to follow Europe’s energy policy which has led to higher energy prices in Europe and...

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New House Speaker Goes to Work Slashing Biden’s Green Fat Budget

  • 10/31/23
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The first major legislation House Republicans passed under Speaker Mike Johnson’s leadership would cut billions of dollars in green subsidies for energy efficiency upgrades included in President Biden’s climate law, the Inflation Reduction Act. The $58 billion measure, which funds the Energy Department and other agencies, rescinds more than $5.5 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, including a $4.5 billion program for homeowners to switch to more energy efficient appliances and a...


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Biden Sets His Crosshairs On Your Family's Gas Furnace

  • 10/06/23
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The Biden administration finalized national efficiency rules for residential gas furnaces, which will require non-weatherized gas furnaces and those used in mobile homes to achieve a 95 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency standard by late 2028. That is, manufacturers would only be allowed to sell furnaces that convert at least 95 percent of fuel into heat. The current market standard for a residential furnace is 80 percent . The new standards will phase out older furnaces and make...


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AEA President Thomas Pyle Statement Supporting House Majority Leader Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) Nomination For Speaker

"When it comes to ensuring that consumers have access to affordable, reliable, American-made energy, there is no greater champion in Congress than Majority Leader Steve Scalise. Among his many accomplishments, he is the leader of the House Energy Action Team and has championed opposition to carbon taxes in the House of Representatives.
 
With a near perfect record on our American Energy Scorecard, Majority Leader Scalise has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing...


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175 Ways President Biden and the Democrats Have Made it Harder to Produce Oil & Gas

Joe Biden and his Democrats have a plan for American energy: make it harder to produce and more expensive to purchase. Since Biden took office, his administration and Congressional Democrats have taken over 175 actions deliberately designed to make it harder to produce energy here in America.  A list of those actions appears below. A PDF of the list is available to download here.


On January 20, 2021, 

  1. Besides canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, 
  2. President Biden restricted...

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Key Vote YES on H.R. 1435

The American Energy Alliance supports H.R. 1435 the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act which would limit the ability of California regulators to restrict the type of vehicles that Americans can purchase.

Neither the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) which established fuel economy standards, nor the Clean Air Act (CAA) which regulates vehicle tailpipe emissions gives California, or any state, the authority to ban certain types of cars. In fact, both EPCA and the CAA...


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Texas Shows Inherent Dangers Of Renewable Mandates

  • 09/08/23
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The Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked consumers to conserve electricity again on August 27 as the state was impacted by a persistent heat wave as well as low wind power and solar generation. Texas is the number one producer of wind energy in the country and the second largest producer of solar energy —both politically correct power sources, according to the Biden administration. More conservation appeals were made in the following days. The fragility of the Texas grid was...


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Wheels Come Off Biden's Offshore Wind Fantasy

  • 09/05/23
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The first-ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico attracted only one bid, yet the Biden administration called it a victory. The auction of offshore wind development rights in the Gulf of Mexico ended with a single $5.6 million winning bid, reflecting meager demand despite the productivity of oil and gas production in the region. Germany’s RWE won rights to 102,480 acres  off Louisiana, while the other two lease areas on offer off Texas received no bids, according to U.S....


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Biden Running Out Of Cheap Tricks To Bring Down Gas Prices

  • 08/30/23
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The Biden White House is worried about gas prices now that a number of states have prices over $4 a gallon. Because high gas prices agitate voters, the White House is in discussion with Venezuela again to get Maduro to agree to run “free elections” in return for removing oil sanctions that would put more oil on the global market, thereby reducing oil and gasoline prices. His administration is also in talks with Iran, and that country has been ramping up exports . Biden could easily get...


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Gavin Newsom's California Continues War On American Energy

  • 08/29/23
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California, the seventh-largest U.S. oil producer, has put a near halt on issuing permits for new oil and gas drilling this year. The state’s Geologic Energy Management Division has approved seven new active drilling well permits in the first half of 2023 , which compares with over 200 it had issued by this time last year. The delay in approvals is due to California’s progressive environmental laws and standards against fossil fuels despite its role as a major oil producer and a major...


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