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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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Springtime in the Swamp

It’s springtime, and American families are enjoying the newfound strength in the U.S. economy to travel. As usual, gasoline prices are going up as governmental regulations require our refineries each spring to change the blend of their gasoline to meet federal edicts just at the time of increased demand. It doesn't help that the Socialist Paradise Venezuela—with some of the largest oil supplies in the world—has been cutting oil production because their economy is imploding due to...


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Enough Is Enough: No More Special-Interest RFS Handouts

  • 05/15/18
  • AEA
  • Blog
A broad, diverse, and growing chorus of voices continues to tell Washington that Enough Is Enough as politicians like Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) squabble for more special-interest handouts veiled as so-called “fixes” to the fundamentally failed Renewable Fuel Standard. While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the recently announcement RFS compromise struck at last week’s White House meeting a terrific decision and a win-win, we beg to differ. There’s nothing terrific about...
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Ignore the Automakers’ Calls for Appeasement

Today President Trump will meet with the big U.S. automakers. The topic of discussion will be the administration’s decision to reconsider the excessive and unnecessary fuel efficiency standards imposed by the Obama administration. The American Energy Alliance has applauded that decision, and encourages the administration to see it through. The automakers themselves last year requested the exact action that the administration is undertaking. But now the automakers are planning to ask the...
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AEA Calls for Full RFS Repeal Ahead of This Week’s White House Meeting

  • 05/07/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a multi-state digital ad initiative urging Washington to repeal the failed Renewable Fuel Standard  as special interests seek more handouts within this broken and outdated big government policy. “For more than a decade – as our nation’s energy outlook has positively transformed thanks to free market competition and private sector ingenuity, not government’s heavy hand – American consumers, family farmers, and refiners...
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Free-Market Coalition Supports Fuel Economy Reform, Fairness for American Drivers

  • 04/02/18
  • AEA
  • Press Releases
WASHINGTON – This afternoon the American Energy Alliance and ten co-signing organizations sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing support for the joint effort to reform the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program in favor of lower costs and consumer choice. “The entire mandate is a relic of the narrative of scarcity. The surge in American energy production has rendered it moot.  Moreover, it should be clear to everyone that...
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Get the Facts on IRS Guidance for the Wind PTC

  • 02/01/18
  • AEA
  • Facts
  Available for download: Wind PTC IRS Fact Sheet. For a more in-depth discussion of this important issue, read The Ever-Expanding Wind PTC at the website of the Institute for Energy Research.
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