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AEA Statement on Secretary Ryan Zinke's Resignation

WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement  that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of the year, Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, made the following statement: "In the two years that Zinke has led the Department of the Interior, he has served the country in a way we haven’t seen from the federal government’s land use agency since the days of President Ronald Reagan. Streamlining permitting under the National Environmental Policy...
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AEA Applauds POTUS for Reform of WOTUS

WASHINGTON – This morning, the EPA announced a proposed rulemaking to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act. The rule would fully repeal the definition of the Obama administration regarding which waterways and wetlands are to be considered under the Clean Water Act. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement:  "Historically, the 'Waters of the United States' definition has been abused to increase the size and...
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EPA Rule Ends Obama's War on Economic Reality

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the EPA proposed a rule lifting carbon dioxide emission requirements for new and modified coal power plants, a reform of an Obama-era rule which effectively mandated presently uneconomic carbon capture technology. American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle made the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s move to ease Obama-era restrictions on clean coal technology is yet another action towards bringing Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ to an...
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End It, Don't Extend It

NERA Study Shows Lifting Electric Vehicle Manufacturers' Cap Would Inflict Harm on U.S. Households  
WASHINGTON - Today, the American Energy Alliance delivered to lawmakers on Capitol Hill a study showing the economic effects of eliminating the manufacturers’ cap on the plug-in electric vehicle tax credit. The study, conducted by NERA Economic Modeling and commissioned by Flint Hills Resources, concluded that, on net, the high costs of raising the 200,000 manufacturers' cap in...
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Free Market Coalition Urges Congress: Don't Extend the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – In light of recent conversations in Washington surrounding the electric vehicle tax credit, this afternoon, a coalition of 28 free market policy groups, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders objecting to any expansion of the federal electric vehicle tax credit. The letter encourages Republican congressional leaders to reject attempts by the EV lobby and their allies in Congress to slip a tax credit cap increase into upcoming...
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AEA Applauds President Trump's Call to Eliminate EV Subsidies

WASHINGTON – This afternoon President Trump tweeted his intent to cut subsidies for electric vehicles. GM, which has been lobbying for an expansion of the federal tax credit, recently announced their intent to close a number of U.S. and Canadian plants. AEA applauds President Trump for opposing these costly federal subsidies. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement: " President Trump is right to call for eliminating the costly federal subsidies going to electric...
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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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Voters Know Best

WASHINGTON – As the dust settles from the 2018 midterm election, several states have determined the effects of energy-related ballot measures impacting the affordability of energy and consumer choice. American Energy Alliance President Thomas J Pyle made the following statement on the results of some of these energy ballot initiatives: "What we learned from this election, in states like Colorado, Arizona, and Washington, is that voters reject policies that would make energy more...
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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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