States Continue to Stop Work on Carbon Rule, But Utilities See “Investment Opportunity”

Litigation over the EPA’s carbon rule for power plants is continuing with oral arguments set for early June. In the meantime, several states have sought to codify the Supreme Court’s stay with a “stop work order” inserted into state appropriations bills. Last Friday, Kansas became the latest state to protect their residents. These bills are […]

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Earth Day: Continuing a Storied Tradition of Misleading Claims and Outrageous Predictions

Today, millions of people around the world are celebrating Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day, and the environmental movement in general, has been plagued by incorrect predictions and factually wrong claims. Earth Day’s Legacy of Inaccuracy In their 1970 Earth Day edition, Life Magazine stated, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence […]

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The Two Faces of Coal Opposition

Candidate Obama promised that his policies would bankrupt the coal industry. Fast-forward eight years, and that is exactly what has happened. This week’s news about Peabody Energy becoming the latest and final publicly-traded coal company to declare bankruptcy put an exclamation point on this devastating era for the coal industry. The industry’s losses are quite […]

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EPA’s Deceptive Defense of Carbon Rule

On March 29th, EPA filed its response to the D.C. Circuit Court on why the agency’s regulations of carbon dioxide from power plants is legal. There’s no shortage of whoppers to highlight in EPA’s briefs. Here are a few: It’s just the market trend, man. EPA insists the rule “follows existing industry trends without resulting in […]

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Questions Congress Should Be Asking Gina McCarthy

This week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be called before Congress to testify regarding her agency’s FY 2017 budget request. These hearings hold particular import, as the EPA continues to be one of the most aggressive and intrusive rule-making agencies. The crux of the EPA’s regulatory agenda is the so-called “Clean Power Plan”, aimed at regulating […]

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Why the Colorado Coal miners need you

In March of last year, I had the privilege of traveling to northwest Colorado to film AEA’s “Eye of the Storm” video which chronicled the threats radical environment activists were making against the communities of Craig and Meeker. Thankfully, with your help, we were able to convince the federal government that the Colowyo mine should […]

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Obama Offers Grim Solace To Coal Communities

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement of $14.5 million in grants as part of the president’s “Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative”: “The Obama administration’s ‘Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative’ offers grim solace to America’s coal families. […]

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Gov. Snyder Surrenders to Obama’s EPA

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the below statement following Governor Snyder’s announcement that he plans to implement EPA’s harmful carbon regulations: “The Snyder administration’s decision to wave the white flag and implement EPA’s carbon regulation is bad news for Michigan families. The governor claims this approach ‘retains control’ for Michigan, yet […]

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