Death and Toxins: How Krugman Botched His Mercury Commentary

  • 04/25/12
  • AEA
  • Facts
  Critics of NYT columnist and blogger Paul Krugman know that the economist—who won his Nobel award for work on international trade—has a habit of carelessly repeating the “facts” on environmental issues put out by his liberal colleagues. Yet Krugman’s blog post  on the EPA’s decision to regulate mercury emissions from power plants was so factually mistaken and incredibly misleading that it was surprising even by his standards. In this post I’ll clarify the depth of the chasm...
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ICYMI: AEA Fires Energy 'Jump Ball' for 2012 President Election

The Washington Post By Dan Eggen April 25, 9:28 AM Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. Politically active nonprofits that do not reveal their funding have spent $28.5 million on advertising related to the November presidential matchup, or about 90 percent of...
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Ending Corn Ethanol Support

  • 04/23/12
  • AEA
  • News
  A USAToday story on the expiration of federal government support of domestic corn ethanol demonstrates the media’s ability to shape a story while appearing to be objective. The reporter technically includes both sides of the story, but trumpets one side so that the average reader would be outraged at the policy change. In reality, federal government support for ethanol is an inefficient attempt at central planning of markets that spawned some terrible consequences. What’s In a...
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Daryl Hannah, Mark Ruffalo receive "Lump of Coal"

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON D.C. -- The American Energy Alliance announced today the latest recipients of the organizations 2011 "Lump of Coal" award, which is given Dec. 8-23 to the policymakers, politicians and prevaricating provocateurs who oppose affordable energy solutions to power America's future. Today's recipients are two thespians of stage and screen who have found received great public attention on account of their green energy shenanigans. "The Committee had a tough time...
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Chesapeake Energy Exec Aubrey McClendon receives "Lump of Coal" Award

WASHINGTON D.C. -- In a late decision yesterday evening, the awards committee of the American Energy Alliance accepted a last-minute nomination for the 2011 Lump of Coal Award, which AEA is giving to the enemies of affordable domestic energy. Originally slated to share today's award were Senators John Kerry (D-Venezuela) and Lindsay Graham (RINO-SC) for their tireless effort to impose the largest tax increase in American history in the form of the cap-and-trade energy tax. New developments,...
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Top GOP Contenders Receive 2011 Lump of Coal from AEA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. -- Late into the night on Wednesday, December 14, the American Energy Alliance award committee poured over the policy ideas of the top contenders for the 2012 Republican nomination, desperately searching for the most deserving recipient for this year's "Lump of Coal" Award. After at least a dozen painstaking, caffeine-induced hours the committee determined that no single candidate stood out as more deserving than the others.  Hence, today's "Lump of...
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AEA awards "Lump of Coal" to cabinet officials Chu and Salazar

For Immediate Release WASHINGTON D.C. -- The American Energy Alliance announced today the latest recipients of the 2011 inaugural "Lump of Coal" Awards, given Dec. 8-23 to policy makers, politicians and other professionals who are most responsible for reduced economic growth and rising energy prices.  Today's award is shared by 1997 Nobel prize winner and current energy secretary, Steven Chu, and former senator and current interior secretary, Ken Salazar. "Every time the American people...
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AEA awards Reps. Nick Rahall and Maurice Hinchey with "Lump of Coal."

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Sorting through the list of potential recipients for the inaugural "Lump of Coal" Award was a laborious process for the judges at the American Energy Alliance this year.  But undeterred in the quest to find America's naughtiest politicians, policy makers, and other professionals who just don't understand how energy markets work, the judges emerged from their frack-friendly conference room convinced that the second award this year should be shared between West Virginia...
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AEA awards George W. Bush with first 2011 "Lump of Coal"

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Leading off the 2011 list of naughty policymakers, politicians, and other professionals who have demonstrated exemplary failures to understand or promote policies that generate affordable American energy is this year's first recipient, the 43rd president of the United States, the Honorable George Walker Bush of Texas. "When it comes to offering opportunities for American energy exploration, President Bush failed to meet the standard set by Bill Clinton, of all people....
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AEA Awards Lump of Coal to Anti-Energy Policymakers

For Immediate Release AEA to award "Lump of Coal" to naughty policymakers, politicians, and others who have hindered American energy development WASHINGTON D.C. -- The American Energy Alliance has been keeping a list of the naughty policymakers, politicians, and other professionals who -- by their individual and occasionally collective efforts -- have slowed American energy development through bad policy and foolish ideas.  Beginning Thursday, December 8, 2011, AEA will award the 2011...
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