‘Hero of the Taxpayers’ Working to Raise Energy Taxes in the Form of an LCFS

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has a long record of fighting for American taxpayers. In fact, on his website, under “The Senator’s Awards,” he lists several accolades from the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The title is called the “Hero of the Taxpayer,” and it is awarded to members of Congress that gain high marks from ATR by supporting legislation that …

Bait-and-Switch in Mich

New interest group report claims an LCFS in Michigan would create jobs, revenue and security – all by making the fuel Michiganders rely on today scarcer, more expensive and less reliable Earlier this week, an Ann Arbor-based environmental group known as the Ecology Center released a 52-page position paper detailing the ways in which the imposition of a Low-Carbon Fuel …

Gettin’ the Facts Out

Recently, Michael Whatley – vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and a leading low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) expert – joined Jim Bohannon on his radio show to discuss the energy, national security and economic problems associated with an LCFS. In case you missed it, here are some of the key take-aways from Whatley’s interview: On the Constant of Gasoline …

Big Sky in Big Trouble under LCFS

If you have a minute or two to look through today’s final edition of the Billings Gazette, you won’t be disappointed. Under the headline “Ad blitz warns of higher fuel prices in wake of proposed carbon caps,” Gazette reporter Tom Lutey writes about the television and radio advertisements produced by CEA in Montana to educate folks across that state about …

TN, DC Op-Eds Separate Fact From Fiction on LCFS

Separate columns in The Washington Times today and The Tennessean this weekend put forth a compelling case – from two very different perspectives —  why the imposition of one-size-fits-all low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) would be an economic coup de grâce for American consumers, and just a plain old coup for overseas, unstable energy producers. Appearing in today’s Washington Times, David …

Dispatches from the Heartland

Sure, a nationwide Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) imposed on high from Washington would be bad news for the entire nation – at least for the parts of the country where people heat their homes, drive to work, and, as of today, have the luxury of having a place at which to work. But for some parts of the country, the …

Manufacturers: To promote LCFS is to reject U.S. energy security

Sen. Alexander, other LCFS-backers, have some explaining to do The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), one of CEA’s nearly 120 member affiliates, highlighted the threat posed by a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) on its Shopfloor.org blog today. Under the headline “Low-Carbon Fuels: Are We Serious About Energy Security or Not?,” Carter Wood – NAM’s one-man blogging savant – wrote this: …

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The prevailing view among many U.S.-based advocates of a national Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is that the exportation of Canadian oil sands is a one-buyer market; that the “one-buyer” is the United States; and that if Congress were able to deny American consumers access to those Canadian resources, the market would fall down, shrivel up, and cease to exist within …

Hittin’ the Ground Running…

Just a couple hours into CEA’s Secure Our Fuels engagement and education campaign, and major news outlets are already starting to take notice. It started earlier this morning with Keith Johnson of the Wall Street Journal, who, having written on this issue in the past and done his due diligence on the potential policy implications of an LCFS, hits the …