WASHINGTON D.C. — In advance of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s speech today, in which the former Massachusetts governor will outline his plan for energy independence, AEA President Thomas Pyle released the following statement:
“Energy will continue to be a major concern for the American people. With gas prices setting record highs this summer, corn prices artificially inflated due to failed energy policies, and electricity rates skyrocketing nationwide, it is important for the American people to know where Mitt Romney stands and where he would take the country,” Pyle said.
“For the last four years, we’ve seen what President Obama’s policies have meant: record layoffs in the coal industry, a deluge of anti-growth regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, greater dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf, endless delays for the Keystone XL pipeline, an economy-busting stranglehold on offshore development, and billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on the administration’s renewable energy schemes. In the coming weeks, the American Energy Alliance will continue to monitor all the proposals put on the table — and assess those proposals against the records of two men who aspire to lead America’s energy future.”