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AMERICAN ENERGY ALLIANCE ISSUES STATEMENT ON BTU TAX VOTE

 WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the American Energy Alliance:
 "The narrowness of the House vote is the death rattle of the BTU tax, which we are confident will be killed in the Senate," Jerry Jasinowski, chairman of the American Energy Alliance, said this evening.
 "Only a week ago the proponents were certain it would win in a cakewalk in the heavily Democratic House," Jasinowski, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said.
 "But after Americans began to grasp the implications of this tax, a public opposition ignited Washington and fueled the rapid growth of this coalition to more than 1,300 manufacturers, farm groups, consumer organizations, small manufacturers and associations opposing the BTU tax. The result is that this proposal barely survived despite an all- out push and even more concessions by the White House.
 "We are encouraged by the House vote and by the House debate that preceded it," Jasinowski said. "Even those who voted for the BTU tax did so for reasons unrelated to the tax, for which I heard virtually no defense. It is the worst kind of tax to be considering, one that hurts jobs, growth and production," Jasinowski said.
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 /CONTACT: Monica Thompson Gliva, 202-637-3099, or Paul Huard, 202-637-3075, both for American Energy Alliance/


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