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Obama's Offshore Ban is a Disservice to the American People​

​WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance Vice President of Communications Chris Warren issued the following statement on President Obama's unilateral ban of offshore leasing for oil and gas production: "President Obama is doing a great disservice to this country by putting the demands of special interest activists above the interests of the American people. These offshore areas belong to the public and should be used to their benefit—not to further the president's...
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AEA Issues Statement on Nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance Vice President of Communications Chris Warren issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke to be the next Secretary of the Interior: "Rep. Zinke is another strong addition to President-elect Trump’s cabinet. As a Westerner from an energy-rich state, he understands that responsible energy production is critical to ensuring affordable energy for American families and creating new opportunities for...
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AEA Applauds Selection of Gov. Perry to Run Energy Department

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance applauds President-elect Trump’s selection of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be the next Secretary of Energy. AEA Vice President of Communications Chris Warren issued the following statement: "Governor Perry will bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the Department of Energy. Having spent 15 successful years as the governor of Texas, he has a proven track record as an executive who can get the job done. During his time...
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AEA Applauds Selection of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Run EPA 

WASHINGTON – The American Energy Alliance applauds President-elect Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. AEA Vice President of Communications Chris Warren issued the following statement: "Attorney General Pruitt has been a champion for consumers and working-class families in Oklahoma. We know he will do the same for all Americans as EPA Administrator. AG Pruitt will reset energy and...
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10 Questions on Fuel Economy Mandates for EPA's Janet McCabe

  • 12/05/16
  • AEA
  • Blog
This week, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is slated to host a hearing regarding the Volkswagen’s use of emissions defeat devices and the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) program. The Subcommittee has summoned Acting EPA Air and Radiation Administrator Janet McCabe to testify in response to questions surrounding the ZEV program implementation . This hearing is a welcome opportunity for the Subcommittee to question Ms. McCabe on...
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A Blueprint for America’s Comeback

  • 12/02/16
  • AEA
  • Blog
After eight years of the Obama administration’s divisive energy and environmental policies, the American people have voted for a change—a big change. Now is the time to carry out that change. It is time to modernize and improve energy policy in the United States. As we consider our energy future and which policies will work best, it’s important we understand that energy breakthroughs happen when the government gets out of the way and lets innovators and entrepreneurs...
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AEA Congratulates Rep. Walden on E&C Chairmanship 

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement congratulating Rep. Greg Walden on being elected the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee:
“Representative Walden is an outstanding choice to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee and brings a much-needed Western perspective to the committee. I have known Rep. Walden and his team for many years and there is no doubt in my mind that under his leadership the...
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AEA Issues Statement on EPA's Proposed Fuel Economy Mandate

WASHINGTON – AEA Vice President Daniel Simmons issued the following statement after the EPA hastily proposed an unrealistic fuel economy mandate for 2022-2025:
"The EPA has abandoned its own timeline in an effort to ram through another unrealistic and costly mandate. It’s clear the EPA wants to make it difficult for the Trump administration to get fuel economy standards in line with the needs and expectations of American families. "The Obama administration is trying to fit a...
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President Obama Delivers Most Anemic Offshore Leasing Plan in U.S. History

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s five-year offshore leasing plan : "As a farewell gift to the keep-it-in-the-ground activists, President Obama has delivered the most anemic offshore leasing plan in U.S. history. The Obama administration has excluded lease sales in the most promising areas—offering nothing in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, or off the Atlantic coast. Under President Obama’s...
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Washington State Carbon Tax Vote is a Momentous Victory

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement on the failure of Initiative 732 in Washington State. If passed, this ballot measure would have implemented a carbon tax.
"This is a momentous victory for the people of Washington State. The results show that even in a blue state that elected Governor Jay Inslee, Washingtonians have no appetite for a harmful carbon tax. It signals to lawmakers and carbon tax advocates across the country...
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