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Key Vote: Energy Bill Amendments

  • 03/04/20
  • AEA
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The American Energy Alliance urges all Senators to reject harmful amendments to the introduced American Energy Innovation Act. Numerous proposed and filed amendments have no place in this legislation. Legislative action in such areas as the Kigali Amendment limiting HFCs, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and electric vehicle and other tax credits, among others should be debated on their own merits, not attached to this larger bill in an attempt to sneak them to passage. An...


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The American Energy Bureaucracy Act



This week the Senate will hastily begin consideration of a broad energy package compiled by Senators Murkowski and Manchin, with language included in the bill compiled from around 50 existing pieces of legislation, according to the sponsors.  While claiming to be about promoting “innovation” the bill is more accurately seen as promoting bureaucracy. The completed package weighs in at more than 550 pages and mostly consists of shuffling bureaucrats and paper within already...


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AEA Cautions Against Republican-led Green New Deal Lite


Costly proposal spearheaded by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) fails free-market litmus test


WASHINGTON DC (February 12, 2020) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance (AEA), issued the following statement in response to the unveiling of a Republican-led "climate messaging exercise" providing tax credits for carbon capture and other conservation proposals:

“Individuals, small businesses, and corporations should always be looking for innovative ways...


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Trump’s 2021 Budget Prioritizes America’s Energy & Environmental Needs

WASHINGTON DC (February 10, 2020) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s 2021 proposed budget:

“President Trump continues to make good on his promises to the American people with his latest budget proposal."

"The president recognizes that the key to a vibrant economy is affordable and reliable American made energy. He also understands that the government should not be in the business of picking...


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AEA Praises Trump’s SOTU Speech and America’s Energy Comeback

White House must urge Congress to fix our broken, abused, misused and outdated environmental laws.


WASHINGTON DC (February 4, 2020) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s third State of the Union address:

“In terms of great comebacks, it’s impossible to overlook the American energy story. From reliance on unstable foreign regimes, and a President who said ‘we can’t just drill our way to...


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EPA's WOTUS Repeal & Replace Welcome News for America's Energy Producers, Rural Americans

WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2020) – Today, the Trump administration completed the important process of repealing and replacing the Obama administration's overreaching "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) definition. The previous definitions have repeatedly sought to maximize federal regulatory reach at the expense of state authority, subjecting farmers, energy producers and landowners generally to ever greater regulatory red tape from Washington DC bureaucrats.

In response to today's...


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NEPA Reform Overdue: Broken, Abused Law Must Be Modernized for Real Progress to Occur

AEA salutes first U.S. President in 30+ years bold enough to de-politicize permitting, infrastructure improvement process

WASHINGTON DC (January 9, 2020) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to a deliberative/pre-decisional draft memo from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regarding proposed rulemaking modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Once the proposed rules are filed in the...


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On Energy, Taxpayers Survive (Mostly) Unscathed

After many months of speculation, we have the text of the tax extenders package. As expected, the deal extends a host of small expired or expiring tax provisions from the last several years. On the energy front, however, taxpayers have mostly dodged a bullet. With the exception a 5-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit and a one-year extension of the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), the extenders deal does not include the host of expensive subsidies proposed by House Ways and Means...


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President Trump Holds the Line: Protects Middle Class Taxpayers from the Green New Deal

AEA cheers holiday reprieve for taxpayers, but more work needs to be done

WASHINGTON DC (December 17, 2019) – Thomas Pyle, President of the American Energy Alliance, issued the following statement in response to news of an agreement on tax extensions for FY 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to cast formal votes later today, which could end with a finalized budget on the President’s desk before Christmas.

“After a marathon political showdown, President...


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Coalition to Senate Leaders: Put the Brakes on Electric Vehicle Subsidies

33 free-market organizations join effort opposing extensions or increasing EV tax credits

WASHINGTON DC (December 10, 2019) – Following the launch of their latest initiative against unnecessary subsidies , the American Energy Alliance (AEA), backed by thirty-two additional signers, issued the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him and his colleagues to oppose any kind of end-of-year deal that includes an extension or increase of the electric vehicle (EV)...


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