Biden Makes Life In Alaska (And The Rest Of The Country) Worse

  • 01/20/22
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Despite high gasoline prices, the Biden administration is reversing a Trump policy that opened up land in Arctic Alaska to new oil development. Biden’s Department of the Interior will scrap the Trump policy that authorized expanded leasing and development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, or NPR-A. The Trump administration approved a plan to allow oil leasing and development in 82 percent  of the 23-million-acre reserve (about the size of Indiana), which replaced a 2013 Obama...


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Forced Electricfication Threatens Winter Heating For American Families

  • 01/12/22
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Early January saw a massive snowstorm in the Washington D.C. area that resulted in downed wires and electricity outages for many households and businesses. Over 50 miles of Interstate 95 was closed to traffic with thousands of people stranded for hours as traffic was stopped. Vehicles ran out of fuel and electricity. Many affected households and businesses rely entirely on electricity for their energy requirements, which is the way many blue states and the Biden administration are moving...


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Freedom Molecules To Save Europe From Itself

  • 01/11/22
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The United States became the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December 2021, edging out Qatar and Australia, as projects ramped up production and deliveries surged to Europe to help alleviate the energy crisis there. Output from U.S. LNG facilities edged above Qatar in December due mainly to an increase in exports from the Sabine Pass and Freeport facilities. A shale gas revolution, coupled with tens of billions of dollars of investments in liquefaction facilities,...


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Biden Orders Federal Agencies On Wildly Expensive Fool's Errand

  • 12/16/21
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On December 8, President Biden directed federal agencies to cut the government’s carbon dioxide emissions by 65 percent by 2030 with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Biden is directing federal car shoppers to buy only zero-emission passenger vehicles and light trucks by the end of fiscal year 2027 , with 100 percent compliance by all vehicles by 2050. His executive orders call for federal buildings to transition to net-zero emissions by 2045, by primarily powering the...


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Biden Directs Department of Energy to Flout the Law

One of the President’s most important jobs is to “take Care that the Laws are faithfully executed” as it says in Article II Section 3 of the Constitution. Put another way, an important purpose of the Executive Branch is to execute the laws. The Department of Energy, however, does not want to do that with research and development on oil, natural gas, and coal. In fact, they have gone so far as to say that it is “a central ethic of our [Fossil Energy] office is that if a non-fossil...


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Democrats Attack Domestic Energy Producers Through "Build Back Better"

  • 12/03/21
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On November 19, the House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion budget bill  with a long list of increases in federal royalties and fees, plus new fees, new taxes, and barriers to leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf of Mexico. It passed on a party-line vote of 220-213 and was sent to the Senate, where changes are expected. It contains a long list of higher costs for oil and gas companies, especially those operating on federal lands. The...


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Key Vote NO on amendment H.R. 5376

  • 11/19/21
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The American Energy Alliance reminds all members of our previously issued key vote alert opposing H.R. 5376, the reconciliation spending package.

The reconciliation package is packed with subsidies for special interests and distortions to energy markets. Energy sources we are assured are already cheap are generously subsidized. Reliable energy sources, like those that heat American homes, are taxed. Domestic sources of energy are restricted or banned. The combined effect of the energy...


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Hey, Joe, Look in the Mirror!

  • 11/18/21
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The White House continues to try its best to distract Americans from the impact of their harmful energy policies. The White House understands that the public is unhappy with the price of gasoline and they are trying everything they can think of to blame somebody, anybody, but themselves. 

We have chronicled Secretary Granholm’s desire to blame OPEC for high oil prices. Then a few days ago, she noted that the real problem is Wall Street . The White House has also been blaming oil...


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Biden Renews Obama's War On Coal

  • 11/17/21
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The draft agreement from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland calls on parties to accelerate phasing out “unabated” coal consumption and John Kerry, COP26 participant and U.S. climate envoy, claims the United States won’t have coal by 2030. In an interview, Kerry stated, “We will not have coal plants.”  Yet, coal generation in the United States is expected to increase its share of electric generation to 23 percent this year—up from 19 percent last year —and regaining its 2019 share. This...


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No, Senators, the United States Is Not Currently a Net Oil Exporting Country

  • 11/10/21
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On Monday, a group of 11 U.S. Senators wrote a letter to President Biden complaining about the high price of gasoline. Like the Secretary of Energy, these Senators get some basic facts wrong about the oil market in the United States and around the world. In this case, the Senators are wrong because the United States has been a net oil importer this year.   

The Senators correctly note that high prices burden families. They write: 

"According to AAA, the national average price for a...


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