AEA releases Obama, Romney comparison chart
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The American Energy Alliance released today a candidate comparison infographic assessing the energy record and policy proposals of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Covering oil, natural gas, coal, renewables, transportation, regulation and personnel, the comparison chart offers a side-by-side assessment of the candidates as the American people consider the future of U.S. energy policies.
AEA President Thomas Pyle released the following statement with the comparison chart:
"Energy policy has captured the attention of the American people unlike any other time in our nation's quadrennial exercise in self-government. This election year, perhaps even more than 1980, offers voters a clear contrast on energy policy between the two candidates. Will America's energy future be marked by taxpayer-funded subsidies, more government mandates, onerous regulations, bailouts and bankruptcies? Will Washington force the American people to buy expensive, unreliable and intermittent energy sources? Or will our future involve greater energy security, more jobs, more domestic production, and more affordable fuel sources?
The American Energy Alliance sees a clear path forward that builds upon private-sector successes in harnessing American-made energy and creating good-paying jobs. We cannot have four more years of the policy failures that have led to skyrocketing electricity rates, record high gasoline and home heating oil prices, and billions of wasted taxpayer dollars to prop up uneconomic renewable industries that don't exist without government life support. It's time to pull the plug on broken energy policies, and chart a new course that relies on American power and American products.
"Regardless of which candidate wins this November, the American Energy Alliance will continue our fight for affordable, reliable, domestic sources of energy."