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NEPA Reform Overdue: Broken, Abused Law Must Be Modernized for Real Progress to Occur

AEA salutes first U.S. President in 30+ years bold enough to de-politicize permitting, infrastructure improvement process

WASHINGTON DC (January 9, 2020) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to a deliberative/pre-decisional draft memo from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regarding proposed rulemaking modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Once the proposed rules are filed in the...


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On Energy, Taxpayers Survive (Mostly) Unscathed

After many months of speculation, we have the text of the tax extenders package. As expected, the deal extends a host of small expired or expiring tax provisions from the last several years. On the energy front, however, taxpayers have mostly dodged a bullet. With the exception a 5-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit and a one-year extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), the extenders deal does not include the host of expensive subsidies proposed by House Ways and Means...


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President Trump Holds the Line: Protects Middle Class Taxpayers from the Green New Deal

AEA cheers holiday reprieve for taxpayers, but more work needs to be done

WASHINGTON DC (December 17, 2019) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to news of an agreement on tax extensions for FY 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to cast formal votes later today, which could end with a finalized budget on the President’s desk before Christmas.

“After a marathon political showdown, President...


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Coalition to Senate Leaders: Put the Brakes on Electric Vehicle Subsidies

33 free-market organizations join effort opposing extensions or increasing EV tax credits

WASHINGTON DC (December 10, 2019) – Following the launch of their latest initiative against unnecessary subsidies , the American Energy Alliance (AEA), backed by thirty-two additional signers, issued the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him and his colleagues to oppose any kind of end-of-year deal that includes an extension or increase of the electric vehicle (EV)...


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The “Everybody Gets a Car!” Act

Last week, following the grand tradition of Oprah whereby guests receive free gifts just for attending, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Mike Thompson, announced a draft bill dubbed the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act (or GREEN Act).  But a better name for it would be the Everybody Gets a Car Act, or perhaps the No Green Lobbyist Left Behind Act.  Because just like an episode of Oprah’s favorite things, House Democrats are handing out free...


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Recent Surveys

  • 11/25/19
  • AEA
  • Uncategorized

The American Energy Alliance has conducted and sponsored a number of surveys in recent years to reveal public sentiment on key energy issues.

Survey Title and LinkRelease Date
Voters to Congress: Make a U-Turn on Special Vehicle PreferencesOctober 2019
New Survey Results Find Voters (Still) Don’t Favor EV Subsidies May 2019
New Survey Finds Voters Skeptical of Government Action on Climate Change March 2019
New Survey: Voters (Still) Find Vehicle Subsidies “Unfair”June 2018
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Does Justice Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment?

  • 11/22/19
  • AEA
  • Blog

What is the fossil fuel divestment movement?

The fossil fuel divestment movement is a social activism campaign seeking to malign the natural gas, oil, and coal industries and pressure investors to withdraw their capital from such enterprises. Like the phrase “climate change denial,” the phrase “fossil fuel divestment” is used to convey to an uncritical audience that the social activism campaign is one of profound moral superiority to an evil alternative. The accusation of...


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AEA Launches Initiative Calling on Republican Senators to End Welfare for Auto Manufacturers and Wealthy Coastal Elites

Majority Leader McConnell and GOP Must Stop the Expansion of the Inefficient, Costly and Unfair Electric Vehicle Subsidy

WASHINGTON DC (November 20, 2019) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA) turned their attention on Republican Senators today via the pages of The Wall Street Journal.  In a full-page advertisement, AEA called on Republicans to block the expansion of the unnecessary, inefficient, costly and unfair electric vehicle (EV) tax credit. 

Thomas Pyle, AEA President...


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Statement on the Nomination of Dan Brouillette as U.S. Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON DC (November 18, 2019) – Today, Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in support of the nomination of Dan Brouillette as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy.

“Dan’s exemplary service as Deputy Secretary is proof positive that President Trump has made the right choice in tapping him to take the helm at the Department of Energy. Under President Trump, our nation has come a long way in a short period of time towards securing...


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Au revoir, Paris

American Energy Alliance celebrates President Trump's continued leadership on U.S. withdrawal from lopsided climate agreement

WASHINGTON DC (November 5, 2019) – Today, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) cheered the announcement that the Trump administration was making formal steps to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
 
Since nearly the moment it was announced more than four years ago, AEA has been advocating that the United States depart from this ill-advised,...


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