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October 30, 2009 4:20 pm ET

Grover Norquist Spouts Falsehoods About Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

During a Senate Environment and Public Works committee hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist repeated a slew of false talking points.  Contrary to Norquist's testimony, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 28, 2009 3:22 pm ET

EnergyCitizens.org Lies About The Effect Of Clean Energy Legislation On Gas Prices

The oil industry-funded EnergyCitizens.org published an advertisement in the Washington Post claiming clean energy jobs legislation before congress will lead to $4 gasoline.  That is just not true.

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October 27, 2009 11:35 am ET

Rep. Candice Miller Repeats Debunked Cost Estimate Of Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

Speaking on the floor of the House on the evening of October 26, 2009, Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) repeated a previously debunked cost estimate of clean energy jobs legislation.

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October 26, 2009 4:50 pm ET

Using False Attacks, The Oil Industry Goes After Sen. Graham For Supporting Clean Energy

Using false oil industry talking points, the Big Oil funded American Energy Alliance produced an ad attacking Sen. Lindsey Graham for his willingness to work with Democrats on clean energy jobs legislation.  Contrary to the allegations made in the ad, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 22, 2009 1:16 pm ET

Sens. Hutchison & Bond Make Misleading Charges About Clean Energy Legislation

On October 21, 2009, Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) and Kit Bond (MO) wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times in which they make a slew of misleading charges about clean energy legislation. In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 20, 2009 11:33 am ET

Sen. Inhofe Repeats Deceptive Talking Points On Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

On October 19, 2009, Sen. James Inhofe wrote a column on the National Journal's Energy & Environment blog in which he repeated a slew of conservative talking points aimed at derailing clean energy jobs legislation.  In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 19, 2009 12:51 pm ET

Sen. Alexander Repeats Debunked Falsehoods About Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

On October 16, 2009, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) falsely claimed clean energy jobs legislation would raise prices and send jobs overseas. In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 16, 2009 1:06 pm ET

Gary Bauer Spouts Falsehoods About Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

Former presidential candidate and American Values president Gary Bauer wrote an op-ed for Human Events in which he repeated a litany of false statements about clean energy jobs legislation. In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 15, 2009 10:18 am ET

Oil-Funded EnergyCitizens.org Falsely Claims Clean Energy Legislation Will Cause Job Losses

On October 15, 2009, EnergyCitizens.org ran a full page ad in the Washington Post falsely claiming clean energy and American power legislation would "cost two million American jobs." In reality, an American investment in clean energy technology would create up to 1.9 million green jobs across every single state.

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October 07, 2009 2:19 pm ET

FLASHBACK: In 2005, Romney Lauded Cap-And-Trade As "Good For Business"

Continuing his streak of changing his policy views to fit his political aspirations, Mitt Romney sent an October 7, 2009 email lambasting clean energy jobs legislation.  Besides being wrong on the merits, Romney fervently criticizes a climate policy he embraced just a few short years ago.

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October 07, 2009 1:13 pm ET

Romney Blatantly Flaunts False Cost Estimate For Clean Energy Jobs Legislation

On October 7, 2009, Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC sent an email to supporters falsely claiming clean energy jobs legislation would raise costs by $1,761 per household and kill jobs.  In reality, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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October 02, 2009 6:16 pm ET

Heritage Foundation Falsely Claimed Clean Energy Jobs Bill Would Lead To Unemployment

On October 1, 2009, the Heritage Foundation falsely claimed Sens. John Kerry and Barbara Boxer's Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act would lead to "10% unemployment through 2020." In reality, an American investment in clean energy technology would create millions of green jobs.

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October 01, 2009 4:00 pm ET

Energy Citizens And The American Petroleum Institute Repeat Self-Serving Falsehoods

The oil industry-funded American Petroleum Institute and oil industry-funded Energy Citizens have released a television advertisement claiming clean energy jobs legislation before congress will lead to $4 gasoline.  That is just not true.

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September 28, 2009 4:19 pm ET

Sen. Inhofe Repeats False Talking Points About Clean Energy Bill

The Senate's leading climate change skeptic, Sen. James Inhofe, repeated a slew of Republican falsehoods aimed at derailing investments in clean energy technologies.  Contrary to Sen. Inhofe's talking points, a cap-and-trade bill would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent -- all for less than the cost of a postage stamp per day.

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September 28, 2009 10:22 am ET

Valero Ad Campaign Intentionally Misleads Customers On Cap-And-Trade

Featured atop many Valero gasoline pumps is an ad claiming cap-and-trade will increase gasoline prices by $0.77 a gallon.  In reality, it will only increase gasoline prices by about $0.35 a gallon by 2030, significantly less than the $2.59 prices rose under President Bush.  Plus, new fuel efficiency standards will save consumers $3,000 over the life of their cars.

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September 22, 2009 2:58 pm ET

Once Again, Rep. Boehner Repeated False Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

Responding to President Obama's climate change speech on September 22, 2009, House Minority Leader John Boehner cited a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from documents analyzing a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.  In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 18, 2009 10:27 am ET

Rep. Boehner Repeated False Cap-And-Trade Cost Estimate

During a September 17, 2009 appearance on PBS's NewsHour, House Minority Leader John Boehner cited a cap-and-trade cost estimate snatched from a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The documents included a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.

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September 16, 2009 11:59 am ET

Republicans Brazenly Misrepresent Cap-And-Trade Cost Numbers

On September 16, 2009, Republicans opposed to clean energy legislation circulated a blog post flaunting a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The documents include a cost-estimate of an out-dated, abandoned cap-and-trade plan that immediately auctioned 100% of carbon allowances.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act does not do this.  In order to contain costs, the bill initially awards allowances for free, rendering CEI's revelation meaningless.

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September 14, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Oil-Funded George Allen Repeats Cap-And-Trade Falsehoods

On September 13, 2009, George Allen wrote an op-ed on energy policy in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Unsurprisingly, the oil industry-funded former senator relies on misleading talking points to distract from the facts.  In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 10, 2009 3:59 pm ET

Cap-And-Trade Critic Closely Linked To Oil Giant Exxon Mobil

On September 10, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported on a recently released report that criticized cap-and-trade, instead calling for a carbon tax. Unsurprisingly, the report's author has close ties to oil giant Exxon Mobil, which also favors a carbon tax.

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September 08, 2009 4:32 pm ET

Oil Giant Valero Repeats Misleading Talking Points On Cap-And-Trade

Valero Energy Corporation has launched a new anti-clean energy website aiming to derail cap-and-trade legislation.  Unsurprisingly, the oil company relies on misleading talking points to distract from the facts.  In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 03, 2009 11:27 am ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Louisiana

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Louisiana.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 29,000 Louisiana jobs.

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September 02, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Competitive Enterprise Institute Exaggerated The Cost Of Cap-And-Trade

On September 1, 2009, the Competitive Enterprise Institute falsely stated cap-and-trade would cost "about $248 more a month," or about $3,000 per year. In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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September 01, 2009 2:00 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Kansas

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Kansas.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 17,000 Kansas jobs.

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August 31, 2009 1:32 pm ET

American Solutions Falsely Claims Cap-And-Trade Would Cost American Families $3,000 Per Year

On August 31, 2009, Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future claimed cap-and-trade "would raise costs for an average family by roughly $3,000 per year." In reality, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would create 1.7 million American jobs, reduce harmful emissions and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.

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August 31, 2009 12:57 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Iowa

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Iowa.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 18,000 Iowa jobs.

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August 28, 2009 1:24 pm ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs In Indiana

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Indiana.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 38,000 Indiana jobs.

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August 28, 2009 10:10 am ET

Unfazed By Oil Industry Falsehoods, Americans Believe In Green Jobs

Despite the millions of dollars spent by America's largest special interest groups in attempts to convince the public that an investment in clean energy will lead to job losses, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Americans just aren't buying it.

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August 27, 2009 4:41 pm ET

Oil Industry Spread Falsehoods About Cap-And-Trade's Impact On Florida

The American Petroleum Institute claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Florida.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 95,000 Florida jobs.

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August 27, 2009 11:37 am ET

ATR vs. Reality: Green Jobs in Illinois

Americans for Tax Reform claims Waxman-Markey will hurt Illinois.  In reality, an increased investment in clean energy technology would create 70,000 Illinois jobs.

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