Heritage Action in the News

Conservative efforts to stop the NAT GAS Act are getting noticed! Today, Politico posted a piece about the growing opposition to T. Boone Pickens’ plan to give natural gas special subsidies in order to “curb our dependence” on oil. Politico writes:

“The conservative establishment is putting Republicans on notice that there will be repercussions for supporting T. Boone Pickens’ [sic] plan for natural gas vehicle subsidies. A host of conservative groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Heritage Action for America, Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth jointly sent a letter to Congress Monday blasting the plan as an affront to their free-market ideals.”

National Journal also put out a story on the coalition letter sent Monday, saying:

“Oilman T. Boone Pickens’s plan to power America’s trucks with natural gas was dealt a blow on Monday when two separate coalitions urged Congress to oppose the legislation for different reasons.

“Seventeen conservative and tea-party groups, including Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Action, sent a letter to lawmakers opposing the NAT GAS Act, a plan initially crafted by Pickens that would incentivize natural-gas-powered trucks and other vehicles.

“‘Providing subsidies for every aspect of natural gas-fueled vehicles will only lead to a bloated industry of little help to energy consumers,’ states the letter organized by Heritage Action, the political-action arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation.”

Since our opposition was made public, Congressmen Todd Akin (R-MO) and Steve Pearce (R-NM) have withdrawn their names from co-sponsorship. Our voice is being heard! They deserve our support for taking a principled stand.

As more Congressmen hear about our principled opposition, we expect that more will withdraw from co-sponsorship of the bill, which picks winners and losers in the energy market. Heritage Action believes in that the free market should decide which energy sources are used and which are not.

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4 thoughts on “Heritage Action in the News

  1. It looks to me as if BIG OIL,i.e., refiners of gasoline and diesel fuel, want to have their cake and eat it too.

    It’s interesting to note that just last week BIG OIL was fighting tooth and nail to retain tax subsidies it has enjoyed for decades. These same subsidies have propelled gasoline and diesel to an unassailable position as the transportation fuel of choice for America.

    How Ironical now that a “new player” has entered the transportation fuel field, BIG OIL has the new found philosophy of “LET THE MARKETPLACE DECIDE” and that government shouldn’t be choose winners and losers in the energy sector.

    It’s plain to see that opponents of H.R. are nothing but lackeys for BIG OIL, and speaking out of both sides of their mouths.

  2. How ironical now that a “new player” has entered the transportation fuel field, BIG OIL has the new found philosophy of “LET THE MARKETPLACE DECIDE” and that Government shouldn’t choose winners and losers in the energy sector.

    Keep in mind that this, new found philosophy, is after decades of BIG OIL being propelled, with tax subsidies, to the unassailable position it holds in the marketplace today.

    Again, it’s plain to see that opponents of H.R. 1380, like Koch Industries “yes man” Congressman Pompeo and others are nothing but lackeys for BIG OIL and perpetrating an enormous deception on the American consumer

  3. 10 000 Americans have been killed and 50 000 wounded because of the Middle East.

    Wars in Iraq and Afghanista­­­­­­­­­­n could cost $2.4 trillion dollars
    According to a Congressio­­­­­­­­­­n­a­l Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanista­­­­­­­­­­n could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017.

    At the same time Opec and Russia are expected to earn a record 1.35 trillion dollars in oil export revenues in 2011.

    This is the real price of oil.

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