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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A Step Towards More Accurate Cost-Benefit Analysis

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, EPA Administrator Wheeler signed a memo directing agency leadership to develop rules for consideration in outlining the proper use of benefit-cost considerations to be applied to future rulemakings.  AEA President Tom Pyle made the following statement in response: “EPA Administrator Wheeler’s directive to write new rules for the consideration of cost-benefit analysis […]

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Trump Admin. Right to Cut California’s Failed Rail Funds

WASHINGTON – Today the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced the termination of $928 million in federal funding conditionally granted to California to build a high-speed rail. FRA stated that the funds were terminated after California “abandoned its original vision” and ” failed to make reasonable progress” on the project. AEA President Tom Pyle made the […]

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Free Market Coalition to Congress: No Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Expansion

WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of 34 organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to several members of Congress expressing their unified opposition to any effort to expand the electric vehicle tax credit. The coalition includes the Texas Public Policy Foundation, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and 30 others stating […]

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AEA Applauds President Trump’s Executive Orders Streamlining Pipeline Permitting

WASHINGTON – Today President Trump announced that he is issuing two Executive Orders pertaining to the construction and permitting of pipelines and critical energy infrastructure in the U.S. and across international borders. These orders are intended to strengthen the process of pipeline permitting and ensure that the U.S. has the ability to construct essential pipeline […]

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AEA Applauds Presidential Action on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, President Trump issued a presidential permit authorizing the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline at the international boundary between the U.S. and Canada. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement:  “We applaud President Trump taking action to expedite the path to construction of the much-needed and long-overdue Keystone […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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