Senators Seek Higher Energy Prices

Is now the right time to increase energy prices with a new tax on energy? Despite the fact that inflation is the highest it’s been in forty years and the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter of 2022, Republican Senators Kevin Cramer, Lindsey Graham, and Bill Cassidy apparently think so.  They’re plotting with Democrat […]

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A Windfall of Bad Ideas

With sky-high inflation reminding people of the economic malaise of the Carter years, it appears that some Members of Congress are actually looking back fondly on those times and are actively trying to relive those days. The latest bad idea that Congress is trying to revive is a new tax on oil profits modeled after the […]

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AEA Opposes Hidden Energy Taxes Within Yet-To-Be-Seen Infrastructure Bill, Issues Vote Alert

With no legislative text or details, Democrats and 5 misguided Republicans lay a path for a vote on carbon tariffs. WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2021) – Today, the American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, voiced opposition to efforts by the White House, Democratic leaders, and a handful of Republican […]

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A Tax on Carbon is a Tax On Everyone

Call it whatever you like, it’s still the most regressive tax imaginable. WASHINGTON DC (March 26, 2021) – Today, the American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, reiterated its opposition to a carbon tax – in any form – in reaction to the news that the American Petroleum Institute has […]

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Another Carbon Tax? Here’s Your Yellow Vest

Republican lawmaker Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) ‘vested’ by the American Energy Alliance for proposing an energy tax increase on American families. WASHINGTON DC (October 1, 2019) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA) has “awarded” another yellow vest to a Republican lawmaker for his proposed carbon tax legislation which ultimately will raise costs on American consumers with […]

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10 Reasons to Oppose a Carbon Tax

A “carbon tax” is a tax on energy. Through July 2015, over 80 percent of domestic energy consumption came from natural gas, oil, and coal. A carbon tax would impose an indirect tax on these fuels due to their carbon dioxide emissions. Below are ten reasons carbon taxes should be opposed: 1). It is a […]

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Under EPA Rule, Blacks and Hispanics Suffer the Most

The Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” will impose severe economic burdens on Black and Hispanic families, according to a new study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Rising electric rates and job losses expected under the EPA’s rule will have a disproportionate impact on poor people and minorities, who spend a higher […]

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In the Pipeline: 3/18/13

What happens to a society when there are more takers than makers? White House (3/15/13) reports: “The President’s plan builds on an idea that has bipartisan support from experts including retired admirals and generals and leading CEOs, and it focuses on one goal: shifting America’s cars and trucks off oil entirely.”   I bet oil production would […]

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