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Energy Policy After the 2018 Midterms

  • 11/07/18
  • AEA
  • Blog

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The voters have spoken. It’s time to listen to them and focus on policies that expand the availability, affordability, and reliability of energy, rather than on policies that make energy more scarce, more expensive, and less reliable.
For partisans on either side, the 2018 midterm elections will go down as a mixed bag. Democrats won control of the House, though not by the landslide they hoped. Republicans gained seats in the Senate, though mostly at the expense of...
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Fringe Activists vs. Colorado Energy

First published by the Pueblo Chieftain Next month, Colorado voters will decide whether to stymie a thriving industry for ideological purposes. If passed, Proposition 112 would greatly expand the existing no-drilling zones surrounding occupied buildings. That would effectively prohibit Colorado oil and gas firms, which support 230,000 local jobs and add $31 billion annually to the state economy, from drilling new wells. Grounded in science and countless studies, Colorado already has...
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Denver CBS 4 explains Colorado’s Proposition 112

  • 10/29/18
  • AEA
  • Blog
With a little more than a week to the midterm elections, the American Energy Alliance would like to take one more opportunity to remind our audience about an important ballot initiative in the state of Colorado: Proposition 112. If passed, 112 would require a 2,500-foot barrier between new oil and gas drilling projects and any occupied structure or loosely defined “vulnerable area” in the state of Colorado. Recently, Denver CBS 4’s Shaun Boyd discussed the topic on her popular...
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Nevada’s Tesla scam reaches the federal level

In the last two weeks, two different bills, both sponsored by Republicans, were introduced to the House of Representatives. One would extend the electric vehicle tax credit, the other would revoke it. Plenty of people have pointed out problems with the EV tax credit with the main issue being that it subsidizes wealthy people purchasing luxury goods. The Pacific Research Institute published a study earlier this year showing that 78.7 percent of the EV tax credits went to households with an...
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Key Vote YES on Kavanaugh Confirmation

The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh has established a firm track record of fairly evaluating important regulatory issues relating to energy and environmental policy, and applying the Constitution in an impartial and consistent manner. Judge Kavanaugh has shown a willingness to challenge regulatory...
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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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