Trump and Cruz Respond to AEA Survey

Both Candidates Agree: No Carbon Taxes WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance released responses to its 2016 candidate questionnaire from presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. To give voters a better understanding of where the 2016 field stands on energy policy, AEA asked the candidates questions on a variety of issues, including EPA’s carbon rule, a […]

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Go Big or Go Home: Only Solution for RFS is Full Repeal

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein partial repeal language could be added as an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill, AEA will run a digital advocacy initiative in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. […]

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ICYMI: Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers

Yesterday, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle penned an op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog explaining how the Renewable Fuel Standard hurts Iowa farmers—despite conventional wisdom to the contrary. The full text is included below: Ethanol mandate hurts Iowa corn farmers By Thomas Pyle Iowans will soon cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential election. As the […]

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Key Vote: Yes on Amendments to H.R. 8

This week, Congress will consider H.R. 8, the House energy bill. Known as the “Architecture of Abundance,” this legislation aims to tackle numerous energy-related issues. Two amendments to this bill could significantly help American families. An amendment offered by Reps. Barton, Cuellar, McCaul, and Flores would lift the current ban on oil exports. Another amendment […]

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EPA Bureaucrats Bungle the RFS…Again

Agency’s Mismanagement Highlights Need to Repeal the Mandate WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on EPA’s 2014-2016 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “EPA bureaucrats continue to prove they are incapable of managing the RFS. The agency consistently misses deadlines and sets unrealistic levels for cellulosic ethanol, […]

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Separating the ‘Heroes’ and ‘Villains’ of Energy

American Energy Alliance Launches Presidential Candidates Energy Tracker WASHINGTON — Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a 2016 Presidential Candidates Energy Scorecard. This new platform ranks candidates based on their positions on key energy issues and whether or not they embrace free-market policies. The key issues include President Obama’s carbon regulations, the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), the […]

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Clinton’s Ethanol Plan Would Harm Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s “plan for a vibrant rural America,” which includes transitioning the Renewable Fuel Standard into a mandate for so-called “advanced” and cellulosic biofuels: “Hillary Clinton’s ‘plan for a vibrant rural America’ actually harms rural America. By mandating […]

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How Defunding the RFS Could Hurt Consumers

Before the July 4th Congressional recess, the House began considering the FY 2016 Interior & Environment appropriations bill. A number of other amendments are awaiting consideration for debate when they return. One such well-intentioned amendment by Rep Loudermilk from Georgia stands out from the pack. His amendment reads: “None of the funds made available by […]

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