August Recess Carbon Tax Roundup

In what has become a July ritual, members of Congress—from both parties and in both chambers—introduced long-shot carbon tax bills last month. With the swamp’s summer heat as a motif, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) advanced the Climate Action Rebate Act and in the House of Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), and Francis Rooney […]

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The Art of the Push Poll

WASHINGTON – As you may have seen, there’s a new poll out from Frank Luntz and the Climate Leadership Council that purports to show widespread GOP support for a carbon tax. Here’s what The Hill reported: “Prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz is warning Republican lawmakers that the public’s views on climate change are shifting and that ignoring the issue could cost […]

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The Art of the Push Poll

As everyone in Washington knows, public opinion polls are political instruments. While we would all like to believe that polls give us a window into the minds of voting Americans, the truth is somewhat murkier. Most operatives in this town employ two types of polls. The first type is a genuine attempt to gauge public […]

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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 […]

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A Grand Carbon Bargain?

The policy du jour within the center-right and neoliberal ivory towers is the carbon tax. Economics brand names like Janet Yellen, Richard Thaler, and Larry Summers took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal recently to inform us that a carbon tax of their design can be a bipartisan winner in these factious times. […]

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Press Release: AEA Sends Rep. Rooney Yellow Vest for His Support of Economy Wrecking Energy Tax

WASHINGTON – Last week, a handful of members of the House of Representatives introduced carbon tax legislation, “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.” The bill sponsored by Rep. Deutch and Rep. Rooney, the sole Republican sponsor, seeks to impose a $15 per ton tax on carbon emissions and would increase by $10 annually. In protest of his destructive energy tax, […]

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AEA Launches Anti-Carbon Tax Digital Advocacy Initiative

Urges Floridians to Reject the “Curbelo Carbon Tax” WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Energy Alliance (AEA) has launched the first phase of a sustained anti-carbon tax initiative educating and encouraging citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their support for destructive energy taxes. The initiative will target various congressional districts across the country, beginning with Florida’s […]

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Curbelo Carbon Tax Misses the Mark

For the first time this decade, a Republican Member of Congress has introduced carbon-pricing legislation on Capitol Hill. On Monday, July 23, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th Congressional District filed the inaptly named MARKET CHOICE Act, with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) as co-sponsors. Some details of the bill: Beginning in […]

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