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Another Promise Kept: President Trump Still Cleaning up the Regulatory Mess Inherited from the Obama-Biden Administration


EPA's Improvement of New Source Performance Standards for America's natural gas and oil industry added to the growing list of presidential accomplishments.


WASHINGTON DC (August 13, 2020) – Today, Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) two finalized rules updating air regulations for the domestic natural gas and oil industry, commonly known as the methane rule:

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Biden Taps Anti-Gas Zealot For VP Spot

  • 08/13/20
  • IER
  • Blog

A U.S. Department of Energy study has found tremendous opportunities for the Appalachian Basin because of the shale gas revolution and the region’s abundant coal reserves. According to the report , a petrochemical hub and a next-generation manufacturing center could develop in Appalachia, a region including West Virginia and parts of Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, because of its abundance of natural resources and proximity to markets in the U.S. East Coast and Midwest. The potential for...


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Biden's Plan to Sabotage America's Electric Grid

  • 08/10/20
  • IER
  • Blog

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan is supposed to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the electric sector by 2035. In 2019, 62 percent of U.S. electricity generation was produced from natural gas, coal, and petroleum products—the energy sources that will need to be replaced if Biden’s plan goes into effect. Assuming that Biden’s plan allows for nuclear and hydroelectric power to be part of his clean energy standard (something environmentalists have...


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It’s Time for the Wind Industry to Grow Up

  • 08/06/20
  • AEA
  • Blog

There comes a point in every person’s life when they have to face the realities of the adult world. In 21st century America the age at which that point comes seems to be extending further past the age of legal adulthood each year, leaving a generation in a state of perpetual adolescence—with their parents footing the bill.

Something similar has taken place concurrently in American energy policy. Birthed in 1992, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind that was intended only to get a...


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Abusing the Process for Politics

At the end of June, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced with great fanfare the result of a statewide grand jury report on the oil and gas industry in the state.  Attorney General Josh Shapiro presented the report as some sort of courageous truth-seeking endeavor.  But in reality, the report is the culmination of a two-year, taxpayer-funded fishing expedition designed to libel the Pennsylvania oil and gas industry, an abuse of the state grand jury process for the transparent...


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On American Energy Dominance, the Numbers Speak for Themselves

  • 07/31/20
  • AEA
  • Blog

From the Permian Basin on July 29, President Trump proudly recounted his best energy decisions and the achievements of industry that have followed. His highlights included:

  • Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
  • Cancellation of the Clean Power Plan
  • Approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines
  • Opening up of ANWR
  • Ending the moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands
  • Doubling of Permian oil and gas production
  • Increase of oil production by 3 million barrels per day
  • Achieved net energy export...

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"Party of Science" Ignores the Facts

  • 07/31/20
  • IER
  • Blog

Along with other topics in his bunker reports, Joe Biden weighed in on President Trump’s prophylactic use of hydroxychloroquine.  “It’s like saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you.”

“Hydroxychloroquine” does contain all the letters in “Clorox,” but no serious medical person would equate the two.  And though there are studies that fail to find hydroxychloroquine to be effective in combating COVID19, there are others that do.  For example, the...


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Biden Would Gift China American Energy Insecurity

  • 07/29/20
  • IER
  • Blog

While pipelines in the United States face increasingly hostile legal challenges, China is seeing the importance of a national oil and natural gas pipeline network and is buying pipelines and storage facilities valued at 391.4 billion yuan ($55.9 billion). PipeChina was created in December 2019 to consolidate pipeline assets from the country’s state-owned oil and gas companies, as part of China’s reforms to incentivize domestic exploration and production. 

Newly created PipeChina,...


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Biden Unveils Job Destroying Climate Plan

  • 07/27/20
  • IER
  • Blog

According to presidential candidate Joe Biden’s website:

“We need millions of construction, skilled trades, and engineering workers to build a new American infrastructure and clean energy economy. These jobs will create pathways for young people and for older workers shifting to new professions, and for people from all backgrounds and all communities. Their work will improve air quality for our children, increase the comfort of our homes, and make our businesses more competitive. The...


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Joe Biden Would Cripple Energy Producing Swing States

  • 07/24/20
  • IER
  • Blog

Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden’s oil and gas policies will kill jobs in energy-producing states and voters need to be aware—especially those reliant on those jobs and revenues. Biden has been outspoken in his opposition to the country’s role as the world’s top producer of oil and gas, endorsing a ban on new hydraulic fracturing and new oil and gas drilling on federal lands. Further, Biden referred to the need to address climate change as a “ war-like...


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