The Art of the Push Poll

  • 06/14/19
  • AEA
  • Press Releases

WASHINGTON – As you may have seen, there's a new poll out from Frank Luntz and the Climate Leadership Council that purports to show widespread GOP support for a carbon tax. Here's what The Hill reported:

"Prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz is warning Republican lawmakers that the public's views on climate change are shifting and that ignoring the issue could cost them important votes at the ballot box.

In a memo circulated to Republican congressional offices on Wednesday, Luntz...


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New Survey Results Find Voters (Still) Don't Favor EV Subsidies

WASHINGTON – The American Energy Alliance today released the results of a series of surveys that examined the sentiments of likely voters about tax credits for electric vehicles. The surveys were administered to 800 likely voters statewide in each of nine states (MOPAIAKYGASCNCCO, and OH). The margin of error for the results in each state is 3.5%.

• The findings include: Voters don’t think they should pay for other people’s car purchases. In every state,...


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A Step Towards More Accurate Cost-Benefit Analysis

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, EPA Administrator Wheeler signed a memo directing agency leadership to develop rules for consideration in outlining the proper use of benefit-cost considerations to be applied to future rulemakings. 

AEA President Tom Pyle made the following statement in response:

"EPA Administrator Wheeler’s directive to write new rules for the consideration of cost-benefit analysis is a welcomed and appreciated move as this analysis lays the foundation for all...


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Trump Admin. Right to Cut California's Failed Rail Funds

WASHINGTON – Today the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced the termination of $928 million in federal funding conditionally granted to California to build a high-speed rail. FRA stated that the funds were terminated after California "abandoned its original vision" and " failed to make reasonable progress" on the project.

AEA President Tom Pyle made the following statement in response:

"America should be thankful to have a president who will protect taxpayers by stopping...


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Free Market Coalition to Congress: No Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Expansion

WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of 34 organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to several members of Congress expressing their unified opposition to any effort to expand the electric vehicle tax credit.

The coalition includes the Texas Public Policy Foundation, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and 30 others stating that expanding the tax credit would be fiscally reckless. The coalition believes that electric...


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AEA Supports Interior's Reasoned Well Control Rule

WASHINGTON – Today the Department of the Interior released the final Well Control Rule from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement with implications for well operations on the Outer Continental Shelf. The revisions to the original Well Control Rule are intended to make operations safer and smarter while removing unnecessary regulatory burdens.

In response, AEA president Thomas Pyle made the following statement:

"American ingenuity and technological advancement has led...


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AEA Applauds President Trump's Executive Orders Streamlining Pipeline Permitting

WASHINGTON – Today President Trump announced that he is issuing two Executive Orders pertaining to the construction and permitting of pipelines and critical energy infrastructure in the U.S. and across international borders. These orders are intended to strengthen the process of pipeline permitting and ensure that the U.S. has the ability to construct essential pipeline infrastructure in the years to come.

AEA President Tom Pyle made the following statement in response:

“For...


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AEA Applauds Presidential Action on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, President Trump issued a presidential permit authorizing the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline at the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement: 

“We applaud President Trump taking action to expedite the path to construction of the much-needed and long-overdue Keystone XL pipeline. After years of senseless delays, we’re hopeful that this pipeline, which is an economic...


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Gaetz's Green Deal-Lite: Still a Bad Deal for American Families

WASHINGTON – It has been reported that Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution in the House of Representatives dubbed the "Green Real Deal". AEA President Thomas Pyle responded with the following statement: 

"Rep. Matt Gaetz’s so-called 'Green Real Deal' is nothing more than a Green New Deal-lite. While the resolution purports to affirm that the government should not pick winners and losers, it antithetically recommends taxpayer dollars be spent on...


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Vogtle Loan Guarantees: How Much is Enough?

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Perry announced the Department of Energy is moving to finalize a $3.7 billion loan guarantee for the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in reaction to the announcement:  

"We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period. Nuclear power is an important part of our nation's energy mix, but the federal government shouldn't be in the business of providing loans for any energy source....


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