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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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Key Vote NO on H.R. 9

The American Energy Alliance urges all Representatives to oppose H.R. 9 the Climate Action Now Act, which seeks to prevent the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris Agreement was and remains a bad deal for the United States. Without Congressional approval, the previous administration sought to yoke the U.S. to economically harmful targets while allowing most of the world to do nothing. For example, the two largest sources of carbon dioxide...


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GM and Tesla: Pay No Taxes, Take More Handouts

For at least a year now we have heard complaints from GM and Tesla about the need to extend the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, with just these two companies upset that their gravy train is coming to an end. These companies insist that it is crucial that the EV tax credit be expanded and extended, and have convinced a few members of Congress to introduce a bill to do just that. One could pass it off as just your standard rent-seeking of the sort that goes on every day in Washington, but a...


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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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Rep. Khanna to Propose More EV Cronyism

Congressman Ro Khanna (D. Calif.) recently announced he’s planning to introduce a bill to expand the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit in a way that promotes domestic manufacturing by linking it to carmakers producing vehicles in the U.S. Khanna touted his plan as a “concrete application of how the Green New Deal can create jobs in the United States.” I agree—his plan would be a concrete application of the Green New Deal because it would cost taxpayers a lot of money and provide...


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Top 10 Questions for Governor Jay Inslee

  • 04/01/19
  • AEA
  • Blog

This week, the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will convene to discuss what state and local leaders are up to on the issue of climate change. The Subcommittee leadership has summoned Washington Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee to appear as their star witness.

This hearing is a welcome opportunity for members of the Subcommittee to question Mr. Inslee on the implications of his policies and the actions he has...


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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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