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Key Votes on Amendments to H.R. 6147

In consideration of H.R. 6147 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, the American Energy Alliance has identified the below amendments to Division A as key votes. YES on Amendment #138 (renumbered to #43 in the rule) offered by Rep. Mullin et al. This amendment seeks to prohibit the implementation of the previous administration's methane rule. The methane rule was designed and intended as a tool to strangle energy production on...
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Free-Market Coalition Encourages Fuel Economy Reform

WASHINGTON – This morning the American Energy Alliance and 14 co-signing organizations sent a letter to Deputy Administrator King of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in support of NHTSA's issuance of a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) for model year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light-duty vehicles. Reconsidering these mandates will allow NHTSA and the EPA to better determine whether those regulations represent what's best for all...
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AEA Applauds President Trump on the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance (AEA) commends President Trump on his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. AEA President Thomas J. Pyle, made the following statement: “President Trump has made another outstanding decision in nominating Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a primary venue for litigation against the administrative state, Kavanaugh established a solid track record of evaluating important...
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Conservative Coalition Rallies to Warn of Disastrous Economic Impact of Carbon Tax​

WASHINGTON – This afternoon the American Energy Alliance and 19 co-signing organizations sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting that H. Con. Res 119, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy, be brought before the House of Representatives for consideration at the earliest opportunity. “No matter how the revenue is divvied up, the core of all carbon taxes is the same — American...
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Statement on Scott Pruitt's Resignation

WASHINGTON – This afternoon Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, made the following statement in regards to Scott Pruitt's resignation as Administrator of the EPA. "In the short time Administrator Pruitt was at the EPA, he accomplished much to reorient the Agency towards environmental improvement and away from an obsessive focus on global warming. The work he started on transparency, on the Clean Power Plan, on Waters of the United States, on State authority,...

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AEA Comments on EPA Proposal Concerning Boosted Renewable Fuel Quotas

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas J. Pyle has issued the following statement on the EPA proposal to raise renewable fuel blending requirements by 3.1 percent: "Today's proposal ignores the underlying problems of the Renewable Fuel Standard. This fundamentally broken Washington-knows-best regulation causes millions of American families and businesses to pay more at the pump. "Doubling-down on the broken and failed RFS by raising the renewable fuel blending...
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AEA Commends Dismissal of 'Frivolous' Climate Lawsuits

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance commends Judge Alsup and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for their dismissal of the climate change lawsuits filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland against the five major energy producers. The ruling correctly concluded the complaint of climate change to be beyond the proper purview of the courts. Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance (AEA) made the following statement: "These lawsuits...
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New Survey: Voters (Still) Find Vehicle Subsidies "Unfair"

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance has released the results of a nationwide survey of 1002 likely voters (margin of error, 3.1%) conducted in early June on the topic of electric vehicles. The findings include:
  • A sizable majority of voters (72%) said they did not trust the federal government to make decisions about what kinds of cars or transportation technologies should be subsidized or mandated.​​​​
  • Despite a generally positive attitude towards electric vehicles, most...

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AEA Urges Dismissal of Mayor de Blasio's Climate ‘Shakedown’

WASHINGTON – Today, the following statement was released by Thomas J. Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance (AEA) regarding energy producers’ motion to dismiss New York City’s climate change lawsuit at a hearing before Judge John Keenen in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: “New York’s liberal mayor Bill de Blasio has been an enthusiastic advocate of more residential growth along New York’s waterfront while at the same time attempting to...
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Who Exactly Joined the Swamp in This Example?

Joni Ernst campaigned as a stalwart conservative, loudly embracing the smaller government message of the tea party movement. She differentiated herself from her opponent by declaring she does not “believe the government should pick winners and losers in our economy” and that she is “philosophically opposed to those mandates or those subsidies that are coming from the government .” Those comments were specifically in reference to ethanol subsidies and mandates like the Renewable Fuel...
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