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Rhetoric Matters: The Subsidy vs. Externality Distinction

Earlier this week, an article in The Guardian by John Abraham on fossil fuel subsidies piqued our interest and we granted it a coveted spot in our daily news roundup, In the Pipeline: But I think it deserves a bit more attention. As the above excerpt indicates, Abraham’s article is a paean to a study that seeks to redefine subsidy. According to the study’s authors and to Abraham, rather than subsidy  meaning a benefit given by the government to groups or individuals, usually in...
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Fracking's Overlooked Local Benefits

  • 06/29/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
The economy-wide, macro-scale benefits of hydraulic fracturing have been well-documented and are indeed palpable in our everyday experiences in the form of noticeably more affordable energy. With the influx of shale oil on the market, for example, we’re seeing lower gasoline prices this summer than we have in over a decade. The national average is currently around $2.25-per-gallon—$1.30 less than it was three years ago . Multiplied by the 140 billion barrels of gasoline American drivers...
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Coalition Urges Trump to Withdraw from Paris Climate Treaty

  • 05/08/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
WASHINGTON – Today, the American Energy Alliance (AEA) and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), along with 38 free-market and conservative organizations, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to keep his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and stop all taxpayer funding of United Nations’ global warming programs. The letter outlines how the agreement is a treaty that commits the U.S. to actions that are contrary to...
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AEA President Discusses Fuel Economy Mandates on Voice of America

  • 04/17/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle was recently interviewed by "Voice of America" to discuss federal fuel economy mandates. You can view the full segment below:


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AEA's Tom Pyle Discusses Energy Policy in the Trump Administration

  • 04/17/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle recently joined the show "Devil's Advocate w/Jon Caldara" to discuss federal energy policy under the Trump administration. You can watch the full interview below:


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President Trump's Energy Executive Order Puts Americans First

  • 03/28/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement about President Trump’s executive order on energy and climate policy:
"President Trump’s executive order should be welcome news for America’s middle class and those living in poverty, who would be hardest hit by the previous administration's harmful climate regulations. Americans depend on affordable, reliable electricity for their livelihood, but regulations like the Clean Power Plan would...

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ICYMI: There’s Nothing Conservative About a Carbon Tax

  • 03/23/17
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  • Blog
Ignore the ‘free market’ bells and whistles: A tax is a tax is a tax. By Thomas Pyle Published on March 23, 2017, in National Review Online C onservatives have long been the voice for limited government, lower taxes, free markets, and individual liberty. But recently, a small but persistent group of Republicans are trying to persuade conservatives to abandon these principles and embrace a national energy tax. The idea of taxing carbon isn’t new. Bill Clinton and Al Gore tried to...
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AEA Praises President Trump's Budget Proposal

  • 03/16/17
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  • Blog

The Trump Budget: A Commitment to Restoring America's Promise, Returning Power to the People

WASHINGTON -- American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statements on President Trump’s budget proposal:
"President Trump has put forth the most significant budget blueprint in generations. The Trump budget offers a much-needed resetting of the relationship between the federal government, the states, and the American people. In particular, the DOE, EPA, Interior, NOAA,...

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Key Vote: BLM Planning 2.0 CRA

  • 03/07/17
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  • Blog
The Senate is set to consider H.J. Res. 44, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s “Planning 2.0” rule. This regulation would redefine the “multiple use” concept for federal lands laid out in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). It would also diminish state and local officials’ roles in managing lands within their communities by consolidating more power in the federal government. We urge Senators to vote YES...
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ICYMI: Give affordable energy a seat at table

  • 03/07/17
  • AEA
  • Blog
American Energy Alliance President Tom Pyle recently penned an op-ed for the Coloradoan titled, “Give affordable energy a seat at table.” The text of the piece follows: The Coloradoan Give affordable energy a seat at table By Thomas Pyle There’s an old and unfortunate truth about Washington, DC: “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” For the past eight years, the Obama administration’s “keep-it-in-the-ground” policies have kept...
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