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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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Green Dreams on Campus: Rising Tuition, Crippling Debt
As college tuition and student debt soar, schools across the country are pumping billions of dollars annually into so-called “sustainability” initiatives, which include using expensive renewable energy sources to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. But what does sustainability really mean? And does it make sense for colleges to divert so much money and resources to nebulous environmental causes at the expense of scholarships, financial aid, or educational programs? A new report ...Continue Reading...
It’s Time To Reclaim The Planet From Environmentalists
Last week, AEA's Dan Ziegler penned an op-ed discussing the need for free-market advocates to reframe the global discussion about our environment. The text of the piece  follows: We don’t have to wreck our economy to save the planet. The national environmental lobby has never been stronger. The federal government, led by President Obama and an army of bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is radically transforming how Americans use and consume energy. Meanwhile,...Continue Reading...
Solar Freeloader
03/27/15
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Cartoons
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WSJ Op-Ed: Time to Repeal the RFS
03/26/15
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Blog
Today, American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the Renewable Fuel Standard. In the piece, Pyle makes the case for repealing this broken and misguided policy. Below is the text from the op-ed:
At the Iowa Agriculture Summit earlier this month, most of the prospective Republican presidential candidates embraced the renewable-fuel standard, one of the worst examples of corporate welfare in America. This federal mandate props up the U.S....
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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...
A Corny Way to Go
03/20/15
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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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EPA's WOTUS Rule "Insults Property Owners"
03/20/15
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Blog
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy delivered a speech at the National Farmers Union this week in which she tried to assuage doubts over a proposed rule to greatly expand the agency’s authority to regulate waters covered under the Clean Water Act. The proposal, known as “Waters of the United States,” has drawn the ire of farmers, ranchers, property owners, and local governments, who fear the vague language contained in EPA’s rule could result in the...Continue Reading...
USA Today Tears Into Flawed RFS
The barrage of criticism targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard is showing no signs of stopping. Just last week, the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal took aim at the costly and flawed federal biofuel mandate. Now, on the heels of the recent Iowa Ag Summit, where numerous prominent Republican presidential candidates kowtowed to the powerful ethanol lobby, USA Today has weighed in on the government’s ethanol directive. Their take? End the ethanol mandate. Here’s an excerpt...Continue Reading...