STOP WORK: States Should Cease All Efforts to Comply w/ Carbon Rule
02/12/16
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WASHINGTON -- In response to the Supreme Court's stay of the EPA's carbon rule, or "Clean Power Plan," AEA is mailing "Stop Work" orders to all Governors and other state officials urging them to immediately cease all efforts to comply with the rule.Stop-Work-Web-Gen-brdr Any action to comply with the rule before full legal resolution would be imprudent and a disservice to ratepayers. Speaking to a Congressional committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, "Nothing is going to be implemented...
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On EPA Rule, SCOTUS Stands Up For The Little Guy
02/09/16
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WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay on the Obama administration's carbon rule:
"This is a significant victory for the American people and a strong rebuke of the Obama administration’s heavy-handed regulatory agenda. The Supreme Court should be applauded for standing up for American families after the D.C. Circuit failed to do so. "The Supreme Court’s decision sends a clear...
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Obama's Climate Legacy: A Long and Painful Road
01/12/16
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WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on President Obama's final State of the Union address:
"President Obama has never failed to deliver a good speech, and tonight was no different. The president spoke at length of his climate and energy legacy—touting his carbon regulations and his ‘investments’ in wind and solar technologies. Unfortunately, a legacy is comprised of more than just speeches. When it’s all said and done, the...
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Obama's Climate Legacy Being Built on the Backs of Struggling American Families
12/21/15
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WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on President Obama’s decision to veto Congressional resolutions aimed at blocking EPA’s carbon regulations:
"President Obama’s decision to pocket veto these resolutions shows that he cares more about cementing his climate legacy than he does about the will and welfare of the American people. Americans will pay a high price for the president’s legacy, as these regulations will kill jobs and...
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Congress Fails the American People with Spending Bill
12/16/15
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WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the omnibus spending bill:
"This lopsided deal is an enormous giveaway to big business and special interests. Eliminating the ban on oil exports is an important policy that will benefit the economy in the long run, but Republican leadership paid too high a price, capitulating on nearly every demand from the Left. Extending corporate handouts to the wind and solar industry will cost taxpayers...
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Paris Climate Deal is Another Paper Tiger
12/12/15
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WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Paris climate deal:
"Just like each one before it, this climate agreement is unenforceable, underfunded, and non-binding. There is nothing historic about this deal. The Obama administration clearly doesn't have the support of Congress or the American people—making the agreement nothing more than a paper tiger. "Unfortunately, this won't stop the president from pursuing a domestic...Continue Reading...
EPA Bureaucrats Bungle the RFS...Again
11/30/15
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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, which is expensive and not commercially viable. This gross mismanagement is just one more...
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Energy Questions for the 2016 Candidates
11/10/15
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WASHINGTON – Ahead of tonight’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, the American Energy Alliance has compiled a list of questions for each of the candidates. The questions relate to the findings of AEA's newly released 2016 Presidential Candidates Energy Scorecard.Continue Reading...
How States Can Fight Obama's Carbon Rule
11/10/15
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ICYMI: Yesterday, AEA President Tom Pyle penned an op-ed on National Review Online explaining why states must utilize all three branches of government to prevent EPA from imposing President Obama's carbon regulation. Below is an excerpt from the piece:
The most effective way for a state to protect its citizens is for the governor to refrain from submitting a state implementation plan before there is legal resolution — the "do no harm" approach. This will help send a clear signal to...
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Separating the 'Heroes' and 'Villains' of Energy
11/09/15
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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 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and various other energy issues....Continue Reading...