PTC Elimination Act Protects American Families
04/22/15
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Press Releases
WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance lauded Representatives Kenny Marchant and Mike Pompeo for introducing H.R. 1901, a bill to eliminate the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). The bill tightens eligibility requirements for new wind projects, ends an inflation adjustment provision—saving taxpayers about 35 percent—and repeals the underlying statute so the subsidies will stop flowing by 2025. "The wind lobby says it wants certainty on the wind PTC and that’s exactly...Continue Reading...
Nanny Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo's Plan to Turn Off the Lights
Last week, AEA President Thomas Pyle penned an op-ed in the New York Post entitled "Lights Out, New York." In the piece, Pyle explains how former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are turning off the lights on New York's energy and economic future. Below is the text of the op-ed:
Lights Out, New York By Thomas Pyle unnamed     High electric bills. An undependable power supply. Withering jobs in an economy increasingly dragged...
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Coalition: States Should Stand Up to EPA's Power Grab
04/01/15
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Press Releases
Today, the American Energy Alliance joined 31 other organizations in support of Senator Mitch McConnell's opposition to the EPA's reckless, costly Clean Power Plan (CPP). The text of the letter follows:
Dear Sen. McConnell, We, the undersigned organizations, applaud your work with state governors and legislators to push back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) usurpation of state electricity policy through its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). Both federal and...
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AEA Supports Effort to Slam the Door on a Federal Carbon Tax
03/24/15
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Press Releases
WASHINGTON -- Today, the American Energy Alliance issued a key-vote alert for amendment #350 to the Senate's 2016 budget resolution. The amendment, introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), would issue a point of order against any legislative proposal to tax carbon dioxide. "Senator Blunt's amendment is a commendable effort to finally slam the door on a federal carbon tax," said AEA President Thomas Pyle. "Modern life depends on affordable and reliable energy. A carbon tax would...Continue Reading...
Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal the RFS
WASHINGTON -- The American Energy Alliance joined today with 16 other organizations in opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard. In a letter to the House of Representatives, the coalition urges Members to co-sponsor H.R. 703, a bill introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. Below is an excerpt from the letter:
We, the undersigned, write to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 703, a bill introduced by Representative Goodlatte to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard....
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On House Budget: Don't Bail Out HTF w/ Gas Tax Hike
WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the House's FY2016 budget : "The House budget is a step in the right direction toward encouraging more domestic energy development and winding down the Obama administration’s reckless green energy spending. The U.S. is the number one oil and gas producer in the world despite the administration’s policies aimed at blocking energy production on federal lands and propping up expensive renewable...Continue Reading...
AEA Statement on Keystone XL Veto
WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill:
"The White House said President Obama would veto the Keystone bill 'without drama or fanfare or delay.' That's rich coming from a president who has spent the last six years turning a routine decision over an infrastructure project into a media circus. "Instead of listening to the American people, who overwhelmingly support the pipeline,...
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Congress Should Take Steps to Repeal RFS
WASHINGTON – Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s bill to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):
"We are encouraged by Rep. Goodlatte’s effort to fully repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. Not only is the RFS an ill-advised policy that raises food and fuel prices for American families, but the EPA has demonstrated they are incapable of administering the mandate by failing to set guidelines for both 2014 and...
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AEA Launches Congressional Energy Scorecard
01/08/15
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WASHINGTON DC – Today, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) announced the launch of a major education and accountability initiative, the American Energy Scorecard. With energy at the top of the agenda for the 114th Congress, AEA is unveiling the nation’s first and only free-market congressional energy accountability scorecard. The American Energy Scorecard educates lawmakers about the most important energy votes of the year and empowers the American people to hold their elected...Continue Reading...
Obama Embraces Cuba, Snubs Canada
12/19/14
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama held a press conference at the White House today during which he discussed the Keystone XL pipeline. Though he refused to take a stand on the proposed project, the president expressed concerns that Keystone would primarily benefit Canadian interests, not the American people. The president’s dismissive attitude toward cooperating with Canada on Keystone stands in stark contrast to his conciliatory approach with other world leaders. AEA President...Continue Reading...