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Gaetz's Green Deal-Lite: Still a Bad Deal for American Families

WASHINGTON – It has been reported that Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution in the House of Representatives dubbed the "Green Real Deal". AEA President Thomas Pyle responded with the following statement: 

"Rep. Matt Gaetz’s so-called 'Green Real Deal' is nothing more than a Green New Deal-lite. While the resolution purports to affirm that the government should not pick winners and losers, it antithetically recommends taxpayer dollars be spent on...


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Rep. Gaetz’s Green New Deal Lite

Last week, news outlets reported that Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, is drafting a proposal to counter the Democrats’ “Green New Deal”. Unfortunately, Rep. Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal” is a contradictory mishmash of government activism being touted by the media and faux conservative groups as a Republican response to the Green New Deal. In so doing, it betrays a fairly comprehensive misunderstanding of the current state of energy markets and bears no...


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Vogtle Loan Guarantees: How Much is Enough?

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Perry announced the Department of Energy is moving to finalize a $3.7 billion loan guarantee for the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in reaction to the announcement:  

"We oppose federal loan guarantees for any energy source, period. Nuclear power is an important part of our nation's energy mix, but the federal government shouldn't be in the business of providing loans for any energy source....


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New Survey Finds Voters Skeptical of Government Action on Climate Change

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance has released the results of a nationwide survey of 1005 likely voters (margin of error = 3.1%) revealing Americans' perspective on issues related to the Green New Deal, climate change, and the federal fuel economy mandate. The findings include: 

  • Consistent with previous polling, very few voters identify climate change as a priority issue . Only 3% identified "environment" in total as one of the most pressing issues facing the United...

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When Will the Special Favors End?

WASHINGTON – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump administration proposed regulatory changes to reform aspects of RIN markets and to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to be sold during the summer months. AEA president Thomas Pyle made the following statement:

"We are deeply disappointed that the ethanol barons have convinced the Trump administration to waive seasonal restrictions for E15 fuel even though the EPA has historically admitted they lack...


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Trump Budget Supports a Strong Energy Future

WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration delivered its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to Congress. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement in regards to the budget's implications for American energy:

"The Trump administration's proposed 2020 budget would modernize government spending in a manner consistent with the energy revolution taking place before our very eyes. The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers in the economy. Trump's...

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Green New Deal: Unnecessary, Illogical, and Immoral

This week, I was able to represent the American Energy Alliance in testifying before the Western Caucus on the dangers presented by the Green New Deal. Conservatives must present a united front against this greenist manifesto and ensure that policymakers aren't lured into accepting less draconian, but certainly damaging policies like a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program as a “reasonable alternative”. 

I am grateful to the Western Caucus and Chairman Gosar for this...


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Trump Administration Rightly Rejects California's Power Grab

WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration announced it has halted negotiations with California’s Air Resources Board with respect to California’s waiver authority to set fuel economy mandates. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement: 

“California was never going to negotiate in good faith with the Trump administration. For years California politicians have made green virtue signaling a priority over affordable, abundant energy no matter the impact on California...


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California High Speed Rail: False Promises, Empty Wallets

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the intent of the Federal Railroad Administration to cancel the $929 million in taxpayer funds paid to the California High Speed Rail project and their exploration of options to reclaim the $2.5 billion previously granted. In response, AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement: 

"The Trump administration and Secretary Elaine Chao are right to stop federal funding for the green boondoggle that was the...


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Real Abundance, False Promises

WASHINGTON – AEA president Thomas Pyle made the following statement in response to the non-binding "Green New Deal" resolution introduced this morning: "For nearly a decade now the United States, long blessed with vast natural resources, has benefited from the greatest energy expansion in the history of the world. Our energy producers have delivered the low cost, affordable and reliable energy that has fueled economic growth and opportunity for all Americans, no matter their race, sex,...
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