AEA Issues Statement on MATS Ruling
06/29/15
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SCOTUS Slaps EPA for Ignoring the Costs of its Reckless Agenda WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) ruling:
"Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important step toward reining in the Environmental Protection Agency. For too long EPA has ignored the costs of its regulations, which have become so large that they not only harm the economy, but also the health and welfare of...
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AEA to Congress: Fully Repeal the RFS
06/02/15
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WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance launched the first phase of a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. The initiative begins this week with print and online ads in CQ Roll Call and a series of online ads in Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. The ads are the first step in a sustained initiative urging lawmakers to pursue full repeal of the RFS.
"We’re sending a clear message to Congress that the only way to...
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EPA Mandates New Volume Requirements for Unicorns and Pixie Dust
05/29/15
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Actually, it was for Cellulosic Ethanol, but those Projections are Equally Unrealistic WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on EPA's proposed volume requirements for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard: "Once again, EPA has deluded itself into thinking it can simply mandate the commercial cellulosic biofuel industry out of thin air. EPA's unrealistic projections for cellulosic biofuel underscore the incompetence of...Continue Reading...
WOTUS Rule Infringes on Private Property Rights
05/27/15
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WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement on EPA's finalized "Waters of the United States" rule: "EPA’s Waters of the United States rule is an attack on individuals' private property rights under the guise of protecting our country’s waterways. In reality, the rule isn't about protecting waterways or wetlands. It's about increasing the size and scope of the federal government and giving Washington bureaucrats more control over what...Continue Reading...
PTC Elimination Act Protects American Families
04/22/15
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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: unnamed  
Lights Out, New York By Thomas Pyle 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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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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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...