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President Obama Delivers Most Anemic Offshore Leasing Plan in U.S. History

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s five-year offshore leasing plan : "As a farewell gift to the keep-it-in-the-ground activists, President Obama has delivered the most anemic offshore leasing plan in U.S. history. The Obama administration has excluded lease sales in the most promising areas—offering nothing in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, or off the Atlantic coast. Under President Obama’s...
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Washington State Carbon Tax Vote is a Momentous Victory

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement on the failure of Initiative 732 in Washington State. If passed, this ballot measure would have implemented a carbon tax.
"This is a momentous victory for the people of Washington State. The results show that even in a blue state that elected Governor Jay Inslee, Washingtonians have no appetite for a harmful carbon tax. It signals to lawmakers and carbon tax advocates across the country...
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AEA Issues Statement on Trump Victory

WASHINGTON – American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election: "This election showed that the American people are tired of their interests taking a back seat to special interests in Washington. President-elect Trump’s victory presents an opportunity to reset the harmful energy policies of the last generation. He has laid out an energy plan that puts the needs of American families and workers...

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Podesta Emails Reveal Clinton Campaign's Close Ties to the Environmental Left

  • 11/04/16
  • AEA
  • Blog
In October, WikiLeaks began publishing a series of emails from John Podesta’s Gmail account. Podesta is the former White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton and former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and current Chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. These emails number in the thousands and provide a rare window into the world of Podesta’s political dealings as well as the operations of the Clinton campaign. Unsurprisingly, given Podesta’s longstanding...
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Issues to be on the lookout for during the lame duck session

Once the polls close on November 8th, Congress will enter what is known as the lame duck session. This is the period after elections before the next Congress begins, when the current Congress -- composed of some Senators and Representatives who lost elections -- will continue to legislate. The 114th Congress will have 16 days in session following the elections this year. The following is a preview of a few of the energy-related issues that may arise. Federal Spending On December 9th,...
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Clinton camp admits that carbon tax would disproportionately harm the poor

According to a document released by WikiLeaks, on January 20, 2015 some of Hillary Clinton’s energy advisors wrote a memo to Sec. Clinton considering the possibilities of a carbon tax. In the memo, however, Clinton’s advisors explain how a carbon tax would disproportionately harm the poor. The advisors write:
It is important to note that any policy that increases energy costs – including the recently announced EPA regulations on power plants and methane emissions -- will...

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WIRED reporter gushes over Paris agreement, but misses key facts

Wired science reporter Nick Stockton recently wrote an article praising John Kerry for his leadership on the Paris climate agreement. Stockton begins his article with a rather dramatic take on the Secretary of State’s role:
The Secretary of State is the frontal lobe of US foreign policy—managing the country’s diplomatic nervous system and its relationships with every other nation in the world. The vast majority of that work is slow and subtle: chipping away at a humanitarian crisis...

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AEA President Tom Pyle Talks Energy and the Election on One America News

American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle recently appeared on One America News to discuss the election and where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on energy issues. View the video below:

AEA endorsed Donald Trump for President in July.


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AEA Announces 2016 American Energy Champions

Today the American Energy Alliance is pleased to announce its inaugural 2016 American Energy Champion award recipients. This award goes to members of the House and Senate who scored a 90 percent or higher on AEA’s American Energy Scorecard.

"This award goes to the members of Congress who have demonstrated a commitment to pro-growth polices that will lead to more affordable energy for American families," said AEA President Thomas Pyle.

"Just this week, White House senior advisor...


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Fuel Economy Mandate Met with Congressional Criticism

At what point do federal regulations become too expensive to justify? The Energy and Commerce Committee dug into this question during a joint Subcommittee hearing on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Turns out, CAFE standards contribute significantly to the rising sticker prices for new cars and unjustifiably hurt Americans. CAFE standards should be repealed or rapidly sunset . Promulgated in response to the energy crisis of the 1970’s, CAFE standards were initially...
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