Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)


The Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is an energy industry PR and government affairs organization founded by Republican lobbyist Michael Whatley of HBW Resources, a leading proponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Canadian tar sands industry. [1], [2], [3]

CEA‘s member groups include petroleum giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, and Chevron, among many others. It has received “operational support” from the American Natural Gas Association, and additional funding from the American Petroleum Institute. The CEA engages in targeted media messaging and government lobbying to advance pro-industry agenda items such as offshore drilling, deregulation, and refineries expansion. [4]

The Center for Public Integrity (CIP) reported the group was founded in 2006, with a formative board consisting of executives from Shell and Hess Corporation, as well as a number of other industries. Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association, was also a board member. [5]

According their website, CEA is the leading consumer advocate in support of affordable, reliable energy for working families, seniors, and small businesses across the country.” [6]

In 2011, FOIA requests and investigative reporting by confirmed the CEA is an industry front group established to influence public perception and government regulation in favor of extractive energy industries. [1], [7]

CEA has faced multiple accusations (2014, 2016, and most recently in 2018) of submitting fake comments in support of legislation that would benefit utility companies, often at the cost of higher energy prices for consumers.

Pro-Industry Stance

In documents filed with the IRS, the CEA describes their primary exempt purpose as a non-profit organization as “Education of the General Public,” and have listed their stated mission is “to expand the dialogue between the energy and consuming sectors.” [8]

As part of its purpose and mission, the CEA has engaged in media campaigns critical of proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standards. In 2011 tax filings the CEA listed as an accomplishment under its exempt purposes “specific outreach/education efforts to improve public understanding and negative economic impacts associated with currently proposed LCFS programs.” [8]

Energy4Us describes itself as a “coalition of consumers, businesses and workers united in the belief that energy empowers us, allows us choices and improves our quality of life.” The group includes members such American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and has focused on fighting against the renewable fuel standard among other regulations on the fossil fuel industry. [9]

According to the Internet Archive, as of 2015 the Consumer Energy Alliance’s former website redirected to ( is now owned by an industrial supply company).

Internet Archive Redirect

The first and second blog posts at the Energy4US website reaffirm that grew from CEA‘s SecureOurFuels campaign. [10], [11]

Before SecureOurFuels (SOF) began redirecting to the Energy4US website in 2015, contact information at the SOF website listed names of CEA staff members Casey O’Shea, Michael Whatley and David Holt. Michael Whatley and David Holt are two of the three founders and partners listed at HBW Resources. [12]

The website features CEA vice president Michael Whatley’s work on low carbon fuel standards repeatedly. Referring to Whatley as a “leading low-carbon fuel expert,” the website also features Whatley’s talking points on its “Gettin’ the facts out” page. [13], [14]

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Ties

The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch reported that CEA‘s Michael Whatley regularly attended ALEC meetings. In August 2013, he attended their International Relations Task Force meeting with a briefing on the KXL pipeline. CEA has repeatedly attended ALEC events, often to present on issues related to the Keystone pipeline. [15]

CEA was also a sponsor of an “ALEC Academy” in Alberta focused on the tar sands, according to documents obtained by CMD[16]

CEA, HBW Resources, and Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition

In 2015, Facing South published the results of an 18-month investigation, and outlined the “unusual relationship” between the the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, a group founded in 2011 to expand offshore drilling following the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, HBW Resources and its “sister group,” the Consumer Energy Alliance. [17]

Staff for CEA and HBW Resources has largely overlapped, with a few exceptions. Littlesis has outlined some of the connections between the two groups. [5], [18]

HBW Resources has been listed as an Independent Contractor according to CEA‘s expenses in 2016, as shown in IRS filings. The Energy and Policy Institute reported CEA funnelled $9.1 million, or 43%, of revenue to HBW Resources. From 2010 to 2016, HBW received a total of $7,717,053 from CEA according to tax forms. [19]

Stance on Climate Change

July 3, 2013

Michael Whatley described President Obama’s climate change plan as “troubling”: [20]

“What’s so troubling about these potential EPA regulations? For electricity consumers, the rules will undoubtedly lead to an uncertain future for coal, but clear ramifications for consumers: less fuel diversity and higher electricity costs. EPA’s actions have the potential to shutter hundreds of coal-fired power plants across the nation, forcing utilities to switch generation fuel and invest billions in upgrades and new facilities. All this means higher costs for ratepayers.

“With coal producing over 40% of our nation’s electricity, limiting its potential will present a significant set of challenges that need to be carefully analyzed before we move forward with anything as ambitious as the President has outlined.”


“The President has laid out an aggressive plan – a plan that includes measures which will significantly and adversely affect electricity consumers across the United States for decades to come. Every homeowner, business, manufacturer and electricity consumer will undoubtedly feel the painful effects of higher energy costs under the President’s proposed plan. Congress must take an active oversight role in order to prevent these negative ramifications for our nation’s electricity consumers.”

On Solar

The Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) reports that while CEA claims to take a pro-solar stance, their website “offers no pro-solar advocacy, and thinly-veiled utility attacks on rooftop solar companies.” [19]

“The strategy of appearing to promote solar while attacking it is straight from the utility industry’s playbook, both in terms of its revamped “pro-clean energy” messaging designed to confuse, and its political tactics,” EPI notes. [19]

CEA has supported Amendment 1 in Florida, while CEA member company Florida Light and Power was a major funder of the ballot initiative that EPI described as “a controversial ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to pave the way for more restrictions and fees for solar customers.” [21], [22]


CEA as Recipient

The following is based on data collected by the Conservative Transparency (CT) project and 990 tax forms.  According to CT, the Consumer Energy Alliance received regular funding from the American Petroleum Institute and the American Natural Gas Alliance between 2008 and 2012. [23]

American Natural Gas Alliance(Subtotal $194,500)
American Petroleum Institute(Subtotal $332,500)
Grand Total$527,000

Independent Contractors

In addition to the above grants, CEA was also hired to carry out “consulting” services for at least $2 million according to American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers 990 forms.

YearHiring GroupDescription of ServicesCompensation
2013American Fuel and Petrochemical ManufacturersConsulting$522,500
2012American Fuel and Petrochemical ManufacturersConsulting$790,000
2011American Fuel and Petrochemical ManufacturersConsulting$1,045,000
Grand Total$2,357,500

Since 2011, according to publicly available 990 forms, the CEA has paid HBW Resources (which also lists CEA president David Holt as Managing Partner) over $1 million per year for “management and professional” services.

Below is a summary of 3rd party contractors hired by CEA, according to their annual 990s:

Business Name2010201120122013201420152016Grand Total
HBW Resources$392,130$1,347,500$1,240,000$1,327,500$1,051,394$1,206,529$1,152,000$7,717,053
FTI Consulting $596,030$620,000$440,000   $1,656,030
Advocacy Group $373,221$236,800$232,800   $842,821
SmartMark Communications   $140,376$228,329$196,402$149,854$714,961
Story Partners      $535,442$535,442
Staging Solutions $168,270 $166,250$111,600  $446,120
Revolution Agency $191,976     $191,976
Amanda Orr$26,000      $26,000
David Batt$22,255      $22,255
Roetzel and Andress$11,346      $11,346
Cloberland$11,346      $11,346
Grand Total$463,077$2,676,997$2,096,800$2,306,926$1,391,323$1,402,931$1,837,296$12,175,350

990 Forms

Key People

Board of Directors

David HoltYYYYYYYYYYYEx-OfficioConsumer Energy Alliance
Mark PulliamYYYYYYYYYYY SwayPay, Inc.
John Heimlich YYYYYYYYYYVice ChairAirlines for America
Wayne Zemke    YYYYYYY Caterpillar, Inc.
Brett Vassey     YYYYYYChairmanVirginia Manufacturers Association
Brian Welch      YYYYYTreasurerMarsh Wortham
John Eichberger       YYYY National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
Randy Velarde        YYY The Plaza Group
Chad Eaton          Y Nucor Corporation 
Jennifer Diggins    YYYYY   Nucor Corporation 
Troy Bredenkamp    YYYY    Nebraska Rural Electric Association
David Harbour YYYYY     APRCEA
Rich Moskowitz YYYY       American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
David BlackmonYYYY        El Paso Corporation
Melissa TaldykinYYYY        Consumer Energy Education Foundation
Jack BelcherY            


David HoltYYYYYEx-Officio
Andrew BrowningYYYYYChief Operating Officer
Michael WhatleyYYYYYExecutive Vice President
Brydon RossYYYYYVice President, State Affairs
Emily Haggstrom  YYYSenior Director, Communications
Lauren Westcott    YDirector, Communications
Kaitlin Hammons    YDirector, Campaign Activities
Kathleen Koehler van Keppel   YYDirector, Events and Special Programs
Michael ZehrYYYYYFederal Policy Advisor
Anne Seneca  YYYCEA-Alaska
Kevin DoyleYYYYYCEA-Florida
Mike Butler  YYYCEA-Mid Atlantic
Link Browder    YCEA-Mid Continent
Chris Ventura  YYYCEA-Midwest
Tim Page    YCEA-Southeast
Tommy Foltz YYY Executive Vice President
James Voyles  YY Director, Policy Counsel
Kathleen KoehlerYYY  Director, Events and Special Programs
Marty Allday  Y  CEA-Texas
Shawn MartiniYY   Communications Director
Ryan ScottYY   Executive Director, CEA-Midwest
R.C. HammondY    Communication Advisor
Natalie JoubertY    Policy Director

Board of Advisors (2009 through 2011)

  • Bill Kovacs
  • Carl Michael Smith
  • Charlie Drevna
  • David Blackmon
  • David Harbour
  • David L. Batt
  • Don Juckett
  • Elizabeth VanDersarl
  • Frank W. Wagner
  • Glenn Kramer
  • Greg Cohen
  • Heather McTavish Doucet
  • Jan-Oddvar Sornes
  • Jennifer Diggins
  • Jim Martin
  • John Heimlich
  • Kathryn Robison
  • Libby Cheney
  • Marshall Cohen
  • Mary Davis
  • Michelle Michot Foss
  • Rich Moskowitz
  • Rosemary O’Brien
  • Thomas L. Moskitis
  • Todd McCracken
  • Todd Thorner


November 23, 2020

The Los Angeles Times reported HBW Resources “runs Western States and Tribal Nations,” (WSTN) a group that claimed it “is organized and led by state, county and sovereign tribal governments to help aid rural economic development” with membership including “the companies whose investments will make that happen.” [52]

Western States and Tribal Nations arranged a letter praising the Energía Costa Azul project that was signed by governors of Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico as well as the chair of the Ute Indian Tribe. It described the project as “One of the most promising LNG export facilities on the Pacific Coast.” [52]

Internal documents shared with The Times revealed the group’s main backers were county governments and fossil fuel companies. The group had only one tribal member, the Ute Indian Tribe. [52]

The documents, obtained by public records requests by the Energy and Policy Institute, listed the following members of the Western States and Tribal Nations: [52]

Baja California (Mexico)Converse (Wyoming)Caerus EnergySeven County Infrastructure Coalition (Utah)
New MexicoDuchesne (Utah)Dominion EnergyUte Indian Tribe
UtahGarfield (Colorado)Laramie EnergyWyoming Coalition of Local Governments
WyomingMoffat (Colorado)Sempra LNG 
 Mesa (Colorado)Terra Energy 
 Rio Blanco (Colorado)TYR Group 
 Uintah (Utah)  

The Times noted that “Western States and Tribal Nations isn’t the only effort by fossil fuel proponents to cast themselves as allies of communities of color and defenders of their financial well-being.”

“There’s definitely a marketing campaign to gaslight everybody, literally gaslight them, by saying, ‘If we do the [clean energy] transition, it’s going to harm frontline Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities,’” Leah Stokes, a UC Santa Barbara political scientist, commented. [52]

The WSTN website claims, “Tribal Self Determination Many tribal nations located in the Western United States seek economic prosperity and tribal self-determination through natural gas development” and notes that “The Ute Indian Tribe primarily funds its government through its oil and gas revenue.” [53]

December 9, 2019

CEA announced on its Facebook page that the American Petroleum Institute (API) had become an official member. One month after posting the news, the announcement had received one ‘like.’ [51]

November 4, 2019

CEA purchased op-ed space to criticize New Jersey’s draft Energy Master Plan (EMP), which proposed to transition the state to 100% renewable energy generation by 2050. The plan was supported by approximately 75% of New Jersey’s residents. [48], [49]

According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, a Colorado non-profit with a focus on sustainability, New Jersey’s plan would achieve significant emissions reductions with a relatively small cost increase. [50]

CEA’s op-ed called the RMI study into question by suggesting that it was motivated by “ideologically-driven billionaires.” [49]

June 29, 2019

CEA provided form letters and talking points to state legislators in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming in an effort to win support from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a proposed natural gas export terminal in coastal Oregon. The terminal is seen as a vital point of departure to foreign markets for western fossil fuels. [46]

View the archived email interchange below, as well as the original Word document outlining edits here (.docx).

Google Vault Op Ed (Text)

According to CEA COO Andrew Browning, dozens of elected officials had signed onto the CEA-generated letters, and op-eds were provided to organized labor organizations and western tribal groups to build additional support for the Oregon project. [46]

One such column, attributed to a Colorado state senator and Mesa County Commissioner, was submitted to CEA leadership for feedback prior to publication. Browning and a CEA spokesperson responded with numerous edits and a pledge to help distribute the op-ed to media outlets. [46], [47]

The CEA-revised piece included the following language:

Whether your motivation is stabilizing rural economies in energy-producing counties or our allies abroad, lifting people out of poverty or contributing to a cleaner global environment, supporting the export of natural gas resources is the responsibility of all Americans.” [47]

Upon receiving the suggested revisions from CEA, the state senator replied:

When you guys edit you really edit…….lol.” [46]

June 2018

CEA released its “2018 Solar Energy Report” that examined U.S. solar incentives. While CEA claims that it  “strongly supports the expanded use of solar power nationally and in Arizona,” the report criticized existing incentives and solar installations. [24]

“[M]any states are re-examining the scope and methods surrounding their incentive programs and are now considering programs that rely more on a competitive marketplace to provide the economically optimal levels of rooftop solar adoption,” the report’s press release suggests. CEA had commissioned ScottMadden Inc. for the work. [25]

February 19, 2018

CEA came under investigation for a set of identically-formatted emails supposedly from South Carolina citizens supporting Dominion Energy’s proposed $14.6 billion takeover of SCANA Corporation, The Post and Courier reported. [45]

If you’ve got a utility or a group that is misappropriating people’s identities, I think that is a real problem,” said Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield. [45]

David Holt, CEA‘s president, confirmed the group had engaged in “grassroots” lobbying when it confirmed that Dominion wanted it to get involved. Dominion spokesman Chet Wade said the company had been apprised of the work before the fake emails became known. [45]

The more we hear about this issue, the more we learn, the more it feels like there was a deliberate attempt to mislead the public by someone other than us or CEA,” Wade said. “We are puzzled by it. We are disturbed by it.” [45]

September 2016

Released a report, prepared by Borlick Associates, LLC, criticizing solar tax credits and solar net metering. [27]

“The report admittedly ignores the robust studies that quantify the values of solar power, which are substantial,” and “also confuses rebates offered by utilities with government policies and criticizes third-party solar ownership models,” the Energy and Policy Institute reports[19]


CEA faced allegations that it engaged in potentially criminal activity while promoting the Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline in the Midwest. [26]

CEA was accused of submitting fake letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shortly before the public comment period closed. An attorney representing groups opposing the pipeline had tracked the letters, and noted one came from a man who had died in 1998 while another was submitted by a woman with dementia. He also found similar language in 200 of the letters, leading them to suspect there could be a higher number of fraudulent letters. [26]

The Coalition to Reroute Nexus (CORN), a group of property owners opposing the Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline, filed a complaint at the FERC calling for a criminal review of CEA‘s actions in submitting comments in 347 letters to the FERCThe Plain Dealer reported. [42]

The complaint included affidavits from 14 Ohio residents who deny writing letters approving the pipeline and who said they never gave permission for CEA to write on their behalf.  [42]

“This is an extremely serious matter,” attorney David Mucklow said in the filing. “Submission of hundreds of bogus comment letters during the comment period is calculated to convey the false impression that there is widespread public support for construction and operation of the pipeline.” [42]

CEA‘s President David Holt said that the Alliance has robocalled 25,000 homes asking for support for the project, and “then generated letters from questions asked by computers during the calls, attributing them the letters to owners of the telephone numbers dialed. Those letters were mailed to FERC with the residents’ names but did not indicate CEA‘s involvement in the process.” [42]

CORN co-founder Jonathan Strong said the CEA‘s actions were “criminal”: [42]

FERC does not seem to care about accountability,” Strong said. “The whole evaluation process has been co-opted by oil and gas. This is a new day. We must stand up against this kind of activity or it will not change.”

Strong said that every one of the 41 people CORN contacted whose letters appeared on the FERC website denied sending a letter. [42]


According to its public 990 forms, CEA paid the public affairs group Story Partners a total of $535,442 for “communication” services in 2016. Story Partners lists work for both the American Petroleum Institute and for Noble Energy, a Colorado oil and gas production company.

Story Partners’ case study for Noble Energy describes an effort to fight against a proposed ballot measure in northern Colorado: [43]

“By reframing the controversy from a fight between industry, government and citizens to an opportunity to promote energy independence and innovation, we successfully built public understanding and trust,” the Story Partners boasts on its website.

The advertising materials for the campaign bear the logo of the Consumer Energy Alliance and link to a landing page on the CEA‘s website. [44]


A Facing South investigation found that HBW Resources and CEA were instrumental in running the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, a group led by Pat McCrory (R) of North Carolina that promotes oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic Coast. [17]

October 2014

CEA was accused of submitting fake comments as part of a submission supporting changes to the Wisconsin electricity grid. During the open comment period for the rule (5-UR-107) that had the potential to raise electricity rates for Wisconsin utility customers, CEA submitted “2,500 comments from Wisconsin electricity users who believe every energy consumer should pay a fair share for maintaining the electrical grid,” according to its CEA‘s petition letter. [39], [40]

When The Capital Times contacted signers of the petition, a number of those listed said that they strongly opposed the plan that CEA had contended they supported, citing increased utility bills. In one example, listed supporter Mary Frawley said she had been contacted by CEA on the phone and agreed to let them use her name under the assumption they were against the proposal. [41]

The Consumer Energy Alliance filed the same list of 2,500 names to the PSC in the We Energies rate case Another listed supporter, Elizabeth Westlund, said she had received a call months ago but that she had never signed a petition and was opposed to “anything that will raise my bill.” [41]

Peter Taglia, who runs the energy consulting business Clean Wisconsin, noted that CEA specialized in creating campaigns that appear to be grassroots support—referred to some as “astroturfing” or “greenwashing.” [41]

If this is true, it undercuts the legitimacy of the PSC process,” Taglia said. “It’s clear these out-of-state coal companies know they benefit from higher fixed fees on seniors, renters and low energy users.” [41]

CEA‘s Michael Whatley denied that anyone contacted by the Alliance was misled into using their name in the PSC comments. [41]

July 16, 2014

Marty Allday, executive director of Consumer Energy Alliance-Texas, wrote a column for the San Antonio Express-News suggesting Texans should “should not be misled by anti-development activists threatening to thwart their state’s energy boom and its resulting economic benefits.” [28]

“Texas can expect to see more of this in the coming months and years. As the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline (eventually) comes to a close, groups who made their opposition to that project their signature issue are looking for another fight. And hydraulic fracturing is in their crosshairs. A tsunami of activist cash will be rerouted to pick apart the boom in U.S. energy by attacking its game-changing technology,” Allday wrote. “Don’t fall for their scare tactics! Be proud of Texas’ production. Let’s all take stock in Texas energy and Texas pride!” [29]

December 2011

As first reported on at and The Tyee by Geoff Dembicki, new documents obtained via FOIA request revealed how CEA worked at national and state levels to fight against low carbon fuel standards (LCFS). As DeSmog noted, the new documents revealed how “lend insight into how CEA interacts with the Alberta government, and in turn, how the Alberta government, working alongside CEA, influences the American government at both the state and federal level.” [1], [7], [30]

July 20, 2010

CEA launched a $1 million ad campaign in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota fighting against the most recent low carbon fuel standard proposal in Congress drafted by Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow. As The Tyee reported, mails released later under a freedom of information request revealed CEA‘s communication on the topic:  [31], [1]

Not sure if you are aware of this potential threat,” read an email sent to Whatley from an unnamed source. ”[The National Petrochemical and Refiner’s Association] is implementing an aggressive media, grassroots and lobbying effort against this potential amendment.”

CEA‘s campaign began approximately a week after the email.  [1]

June 14, 2010

Alberta’s then-environment minister Rob Renner, while visiting the United States on a “Clean Energy Mission,” joined CEA for a Boston forum on the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)[32], [33]

During this time of unprecedented economic uncertainty, instituting a region-wide policy designed to drive up gas and diesel prices and make essential energy commodities such as home heating oil a whole lot more scarce doesn’t make a whole lot of sense,” said Michael Whatley, vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) who moderated the forum. “Maybe the more unfortunate reality of the LCFS, though, is that it won’t do a thing to reduce global concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. But that’s the LCFS: All pain, no gain.” 

August 2009

CEA started running radio ads warning that policies supporting a low carbon fuel standard would “threaten thousands of American jobs” and “would be disastrous for American consumers.” Each ad urged viewers to contact their state’s representatives in Congress. In the ad campaign, initially running in Tennessee, Montana, and the Dakotas, CEA claimed gasoline prices, “would increase by at least 60 cents a gallon.” [34]

CEA Members

View the attached spreadsheet for a summary of the below Consumer Energy Alliance members by year (.xlsx), based on data taken from the CEA website via Internet Archive:

Energy Providers and Suppliers 

Member Name2009201020112012201320142015201620172018[4]20192020
Alaska Energy Authority     YYY    
Alaska Miners Association     YYYYYYY
Alaska Oil and Gas Association     YYYYYYY
Alaska Support Industry Alliance        YYYY
Alliant Energy           Y
Alpha Natural Resources     Y      
Alyeska Pipeline Service CompanyYYYYY       
Ameren Missouri      YYYYYY
America’s Natural Gas Alliance     Y      
American Association of Petroleum GeologistsYYYYYYYYYYYY
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity     YYYY Y 
American Exploration & Production CouncilYYYYYYYYYY  
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers   YYYYYYYYY
American Gas AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
American Petroleum Institute (API)YYYYY      Y
American Public Gas AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
American Public Power Association YYYYYYYYY  
Anadarko   YYY      
Anchorage Municipal Light & Power     YYY    
Apache CorporationYYYYYYYY    
Arctic Power    YYYY    
Arizona Public Service Electric Company           Y
Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners      YYYYYY
Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc.     YYYYYYY
Association of Oil Pipe Lines YYYYYYYYYYY
Barney’s Pumps, Inc.YYYYY       
BHP Billiton Petroleum         Y  
Big Rivers Electric Corporation        YYYY
Black Pearl Exploration       Y    
Bug Ware, Inc.    Y       
Burnett Oil Co., Inc.      YYY   
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation     YYYYYY 
CCC Group, Inc.YYYY        
CenterPoint Energy      YYYYYY
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation           Y
Centrus      YYYYYY
Cheniere Energy      YYYYYY
Choice! EnergyYYYYY       
Clean Line Energy Partners     YYYY   
Colorado Mining Association      YYYYYY
Colorado Oil and Gas Association        YYYY
ConocoPhillipsY    YYYYY  
CONSOL Energy      YY    
DcR Engineering Services, Inc.    Y       
Delaware Valley Marcellus Association    YYY     
Delta American FuelsYYYYY       
Delta Natural Gas Company           Y
Denbury Resources, Inc.    YY      
Devon Energy CorporationYYYYYYYYY   
Direct Energy     YYY    
Dominion Energy           Y
Dominion Resources Inc.      YYYYY 
Drake Well Service       YYYYY
DTE          Y 
East Coast Power & Gas           Y
East Kentucky Power Cooperative         YYY
Edison Electric Institute        YYYY
El Paso Energy CorporationYYYY        
Enable Midstream        Y   
Enbridge Energy Company           Y
Encino Energy          YY
Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance     YYYYYY 
Energy Institute of Alabama           Y
Energy Transfer Partners        YYYY
Entergy    YYYY    
Environmentally Conscious Consumers for Oil ShaleYYYYYYYY    
Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems ProgramYYYYYYYYY   
EOG Resources     YYYYYYY
EP Energy    Y       
Equinor         YY 
Equitrans Midstream           Y
Exelon Corporation YYYY       
Fairweather LLC    Y       
Florida Electric Cooperative Association        Y  Y
Florida Handling Systems, Inc.YYYY        
Florida Petroleum CouncilYYYYY       
Florida Power & Light Co.     YYYYYYY
Foresight WindYYYY        
Freedom Solar   YYYYYYYYY
Gas Technology Institute YYYY       
GATE Petroleum Company    YYYY    
GenOn Energy   YY       
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation     YYYYY  
Georgia Power           Y
Georgia Transmission Corporation     YYY    
Golden Pass Products      YYYYYY
Great Plains- The Camelina Company   YY       
Green Earth FuelsYYYYYYYYY   
Greenline IndustriesYYYY        
Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center YYY        
Gulf Economic Survival Team    YYYYY   
Halliburton YY         
HD SupplyYYYYY       
Hess CorporationYYYYYY      
Houston BioDieselYYY         
Houston Clean Energy Park YY         
Houston Geological Society          YY
Houston Renewable Energy Network YYYYYYYYYY 
HT/DcR Engineering, Inc.YYYY        
Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia       YYYYY
Independent Petroleum Association of AmericaYYYYYYYYYYYY
Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain StatesY           
Indiana Energy Association        YYYY
International Association of Drilling Contractors     YYYYYYY
Interstate Oil & Gas Compact CommissionYYYYYYYYYYYY
ION Geophysical Corporation   YY       
Iroquois Gas Transmission System, LP.           Y
Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives        YYYY
Kentucky Oil & Gas Association     YYYYYYY
Lakeridge Energy Corporation YYY        
Lime Instruments    YYYY    
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company         YYY
Magellan Midstream        Y   
Marathon CorporationYYYYYYYYY   
Marathon Energy           Y
Marathon Petroleum Corporation           Y
Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce     YYY    
Material Transfer Industries, LLCYYYY        
Metal Treating InstituteYYYY        
Minova Global         YY 
Mississippi Energy Institute   Y        
Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future      YYYYYY
MS Industrial CorporationYYYY        
Nalco      YYY   
National Algae Association YYYYYYY    
National Fuel Gas Company           Y
National Ocean Industries AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
National Ocean Policy Coalition    YYYYYY  
National Petrochemical and Refiners AssociationYYY         
National Propane Gas Association    YYYY    
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association       YYY  
National Solar Power   YYYYYYYYY
Natural Gas Supply Association YYYYYYYYYYY
New England Fuel Institute YYYYYYY    
New Mexico Oil & Gas Association     YYYYYYY
NJ Resources           Y
Noble Energy, Inc.    YYYYYY  
North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives     YYYYYYY
Nuclear Energy For TexansYYYYY       
Nuclear Energy InstituteYYYYYYYYYYYY
Ocean Energy Institute YY         
Offshore Energy Center YY         
Oglethorpe Power Corporation     YYY    
Ohio Oil & Gas Association   YYYYYY   
One Energy         YY 
Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE)     YYYYYYY
PDC Energy        YYYY
Pebble Limited Partnership    Y       
Pembina           Y
PennEast Pipeline LLC          YY
PennHills Resources     YYY    
Pennsylvania Coal Alliance     YYY    
Petrohawk Energy Corporation YYY        
Phillips 66        YYYY
Piedmont Natural Gas    YYYYY   
Pioneer Natural Resources   YYYY     
Public Service Company of New Mexico       YY   
Range Resources   YYYY     
Reliable Renewables, LLC   YYY     Y
Rigzone    Y       
SCANA Corp.     YYYY   
Seneca Resources        YYYY
Shell WindEnergy    YY      
SM Energy         YYY
Smith Brothers OilYYYY        
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & ExplorationYYYYYYYY    
South Jersey Industries           Y
Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition     Y      
Southeastern Wind Coalition      YYYYYY
Spectra Energy      YYYYY 
Spectrum ASA     YY     
Spitzer Industries, Inc.     YYY    
Statoil   YY YYY   
StatoilHydro YY         
Stuart Petroleum Testers     YYY    
Talisman Energy Inc.    Y       
Tampa Tanks, Inc.YYYY        
Tellurian           Y
Tennessee Mining Association     YYYYYYY
Tennessee Oil & Gas Association     YYYYYYY
Texas Alliance of Energy ProducersYYYYYYYYYYYY
Texas Oil & Gas Association     YYYYYYY
The Alaska Support Industry Alliance    YYYY    
The Center for North American Energy SecurityYYY         
The Williams Companies, Inc.        YYYY
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation YYY        
U. S. Oil & Gas Association       YYYYY
U.S. DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center    YYY     
U.S. Oil & Gas AssociationYYYYYYY     
UGI Energy Services           Y
United States Enrichment Corporation    YY      
Usibelli Coal Mine        YYYY
Vaan Gaskets      YY    
Virginia Oil & Gas Association           Y
West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association      YYYYYY
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, Inc.    YYYYYYY 
Wolverine Pipeline         YYY
WPX Energy       Y    
Xcel Energy        YYY 


60 Plus AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Action Supply Products Inc.    Y       
Agriculture-Energy AllianceYYYYYYYY    
Air Conditioning Contractors of AmericaYYYYYYYYYYYY
Air Transport AssociationYYY         
Airlines for America   YYYYYYYYY
Alaska Communications Systems     Y      
Alaska State Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Alaska Trucking Association    YYYYYYYY
Alternative Energy BuildersYYYY        
American Bus AssociationYYYYYY      
American Chemistry CouncilYYYYYY      
American Forest & Paper AssociationYYYYYY      
American Highway Users AllianceYYYYYYYYYYYY
American Iron & Steel InstituteYYYYYYYYYYYY
American Rental Association   YYYYYYYYY
American Trucking AssociationsYYYYYYYYYYYY
Americans for American EnergyY           
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.YYYYY       
Applied Fiber Manufacturing, LLC. YYYY       
ArcelorMittal        Y   
Arctic Branding & Apparel      YY    
Arkansas Environmental Federation      YYYYYY
ArrMaz Custom ChemicalsYYYYY       
Associated General Contractors of Alaska     YYYYYYY
Associated Industries of FloridaYYYYYYYYYYYY
Association of Corporate Travel ExecutivesYYYYYYY     
Association of Equipment Manufacturers   YYYYYYYYY
Axia Partners        Y   
Axioun Strategic Planning    Y       
Axistrade, Inc.     YYY    
Babcock & Wilcox Company     YYY    
Bayer Corporation YYYY       
Beaver County Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
Beneficiation TechnologiesYYYYY       
Better Roads Inc.YYYYYYY     
Bettis Brothers Sand and Gravel         Y  
Big Lake Economic Development Corporation           Y
Blue Dragonfly Brewing LLC           Y
Blue Dragonfly Inn           Y
Bodø Graduate School of Energy Management (Norway)YYY         
British-American Business CouncilYYYYYYYYYYYY
Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce           Y
Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation       Y    
Bug Ware, Inc.YYYY        
Building Industry Association of Central Ohio           Y
Business Council of Alabama         YYY
C & H Printing     Y      
Canadian American Business Council YYYYYYY   Y
CAP Logistics      YYYYY 
Capital Region Chamber of Commerce           Y
CareerSource Florida           Y
Casis     YYY    
Caterpillar Global Petroleum Group YYY        
Caterpillar, Inc.    YYYYYYYY
CCC Group, Inc.    Y       
CF Industries, Inc.YYYYYY      
Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley           Y
Chamber of Shipping of America YYYYYYYY   
Chemical Industry Council of Illinois   YYYYYYYYY
Chemung County Chamber of Commerce           Y
Cimarron Cycle Works           Y
Clay County Chamber of Commerce           Y
Clay County Farm Bureau          Y 
Cleveland Bros Caterpillar Dealership   Y        
Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.    YYYYY   
Cole Chemical        Y   
Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council           Y
Colorado Business Roundtable        YYY 
Colorado Energy Coalition     YYYYYYY
Colorado Farm BureauYYYYYYYYYYYY
Colorado Motor Carriers Association     YYYYYYY
Comanco     YYYY   
Combined Arms           Y
Commonwealth North     YYY    
Consortium for Ocean Leadership         YYY
Consumers United for Energy Solutions   YY       
Cornerstone Business Solutions           Y
Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce    YYYY    
Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety           Y
Crafton, Tull & Associates      YY    
Credence Corp.      Y     
Culbreth Financial GroupYYYYY       
Dawson and Associates        YYY 
DcR Engineering Services, Inc.     YYYYYYY
Decision Strategies YYYY       
Deutsche Post DHL YY         
DHL (Deutsche Post World Net – USA)   Y        
Dow YYYY       
Dynamotive USA, Inc.YYYY        
Economic Alliance Port Region           Y
Edmond Chamber of Commerce           Y
ELEC/Operating Engineers Local 825          YY
Elite Parking Services of America, Inc.   YYYYYYYY 
Enaxis Consulting, LP      YY    
Energy Industries of Ohio     YYYYYYY
Energy People Connect YYYYYYYY   
Ernst & Young YYYY       
Exponent Consulting   YY       
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce    Y       
Farmington Chamber of Commerce       YYYYY
Florida Chamber of CommerceYYYYYYYYYYYY
Florida Family Association, Inc.YYYY        
Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Florida Handling Systems, Inc.    YYYYYYYY
Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce           Y
Florida Minerals and Chemistry CouncilYYYYY       
Florida Restaurant and Lodging AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Florida Sugar Cane League          YY
Florida Taxpayers UnionYYYYYYY     
Florida Transportation Builders AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Freanna Yoghurt LLC           Y
Fueling California   YYYYY    
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce           Y
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.    YYYY    
Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce           Y
Garcia Jewelers       YYYYY
GATE Petroleum Company        Y   
GCI Industrial Telecom YYY        
General Electric         YYY
Georgia Agribusiness Council     YYYYYYY
Georgia Association of Manufacturers         YYY
Georgia Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
Great Lakes Maritime Task Force      YYYYYY
Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce           Y
Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Greater Houston PartnershipYYYYYYYYYYYY
Greater Houston Restaurant Association    YYYYYYYY
Greater Louisville, Inc.           Y
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce           Y
Grocery Manufacturers AssociationYYYYYY      
Gulf Coast Business Council         YYY
Gulf County Economic Development CouncilYYYYYYY     
Gulf Economic Survival Team   Y        
Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission         Y  
Harman Farms           Y
Hispanic Leadership Fund YY  YYYYYYY
Hispanic Policy Group           Y
Hotel D 2       Y    
Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce           Y
Houston Restaurant AssociationYYYY        
Houston Technology Center YYYYYYYYY  
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce           Y
Illinois Chamber of Commerce YYYYYYYYYYY
Illinois Trucking Association   YYYYYYYYY
Indiana Builders Association           Y
Indiana Manufacturers Association          YY
Inlet Mechanical      YY    
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local Union 111      YY    
International Foodservice Distributors AssociationYYYYY       
International Longshoremen’s Association – Local 1768        YYYY
International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 450         Y  
International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 66    YYYYYYYY
International Window Film Association YY         
Iowa Association of Business & Industry YYYY       
Iowa Motor Truck Association YYYYYYY    
Iron Workers International     YYYYYYY
Iron Workers Local 3       YYYY 
Irrigation Association     Y      
J. B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc.YYYYYYYYYYYY
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Jefferson Chamber           Y
John L. Wortham & Son, L.P.     YYYYYY 
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
Kentucky Motor Transport Association      YYYYYY
Kenworth Alaska     YYYY   
Kissimmee – Osceola County Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
LA 1 Coalition          YY
Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania   Y        
Laborers’ International Union of North America – Midwest Region         YYY
Laborers’ International Union of North America – Northwest Region         YYY
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores      YYYYYY
Luna County Farm & Livestock Bureau           Y
Lynden     YYY    
Maine Motor Transport Association    YYYYYYYY
Manufacture Alabama        YYYY
Manufacturers Association of FloridaYYYYY       
Marcellus Shale Chamber of Commerce    Y       
Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association    YY      
Maritime Exchange for the Greater Delaware River and Bay     YYYYYYY
Marsh Wortham Insurance           Y
Marshall County Chamber of Commerce           Y
MatSu Business Alliance    YYYY    
McDonald ConstructionYYYYYYY     
Melbourne Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce           Y
Metal Treating Institute    Y       
Methanex Corporation     YYYY   
Methanol Institute       Y    
Mid Frisian Dairy LLC           Y
Mid Frisian Farms LLC           Y
Midland Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance Inc.           Y
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce         YYY
Mississippi Economic Council         YYY
Mississippi Energy Institute    YYYYYYYY
Mississippi Manufacturers Association   YYYYYYYYY
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry      YYYYYY
Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future   YY       
Mitsubishi Hitachi           Y
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
Monahans Chamber of Commerce           Y
Monarch Corporation     YYYY   
Montana Chamber of Commerce   YYYYYYYYY
Moretrench    Y       
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce           Y
Morgantown Area Partnership           Y
Morrison Auto Group    Y       
Mosaic CompanyYYYYYYYYYY  
Motiva Enterprises           Y
Move Texas Forward     YYY    
Mowell Financial Group, Inc.YYYYY       
MS Industrial Corporation    YY      
Muscle Wall, LLC      YYY   
MWH Global       YYYY 
My Town, My Job, My Voice   YYYYY    
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
NANA Regional Corporation      YYY   
National Association of Convenience Stores YYYYYYYYYYY
National Association of Home Builders YYYYY      
National Association of ManufacturersYYYYYYYYYYYY
National Association of NeighborhoodsYYYYYYYYYYYY
National Association of Truck Stop Operators YYYYY      
National Energy Education Development Project YY         
National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry           Y
National Ocean Policy Coalition   Y        
National Small Business AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
National Tank Truck Carriers   YYYYYY   
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry YYYYYYYYY  
Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence   YYYYYYYYY
Nevada Trucking Association    YYYYYYYY
New England Ratepayers Association        YYYY
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce           Y
New Mexico Business Coalition     YY     
New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau           Y
New Mexico Trucking Association     YYYYYYY
NextOp      YYYY  
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
North Carolina Farm Bureau     YYYYYYY
North Florida Clean Cities Coalition     YYYYYYY
Northeast Florida Builders Association           Y
Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association   YYYYYYYYY
Northrim Bank    YYYY    
Nucor Corporation    YYYYYYYY
Nucor Steel YYY        
Odessa Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
Offshore Marine Services Association    YYYY    
Ohio AgriBusiness Association      YYYY  
Ohio Cast Metals Association      YYYYYY
Ohio Chamber of Commerce   YYYYYYYYY
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program           Y
Ohio State Grange           Y
Ohio Trucking Association      YY    
Orbital Engineers        Y   
Ostego County Chamber of Commerce           Y
Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce         YYY
Palmetto Agribusiness Council     YYYYYYY
PCS Phosphate Company, Inc.YYYYY       
Pelco Structural, LLC      YYY   
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry      YYYYYY
Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council          YY
Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance        YYYY
Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association      YY    
Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association          YY
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association     YYYYYYY
Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama         YY 
Pipefitters Local Union 208         YYY
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National AssociationYYYYY       
Port of Corpus Christi   YYYYYYYYY
Port of Houston Authority      YYYYY 
Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition YYYYYYYYY  
Poten and Partners       YY   
Premier Edge Barber Shop           Y
ProEnergy        Y   
Promes-Atlas     Y      
Prosperity Alaska     YYY    
Queens Chamber of Commerce           Y
Ragin’ Cajun     Y      
Regional Airline AssociationY           
Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America YYYYYYYYYYY
Resource Development Council for AlaskaYYYYYYYYYYYY
Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce      YYYYYY
Rigzone     YYYY   
Ring Power CorporationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Rivere FoodsYYYYYYYYY   
Robinson FansYYYYY       
Rural Jobs Coalition           Y
Safety Kick    YYY     
Santa Barbara County Energy Coalition YYYYYYYYYY 
Science & Engineering Fair of Houston YY         
Shale Crescent USA        YYYY
Shepherd Safety Systems       YY   
Shipbuilders Council Of America           Y
Slover Consulting     YYY    
Smiths Group, PLC     YYYY   
SMM Pogo        Y   
Softway Solutions     YYY    
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce YYYYYYYY   
South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation     YYYYYYY
South Carolina Trucking Association YYYYYYYYYYY
Southeast Energy AllianceY           
Southeastern Fisheries AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Southern Chemical Corporation       YY   
Southern Saratago County Chamber of Commerce           Y
Southpointe Chamber of Commerce   YYYYYYYYY
Spitzer Industries, Inc.        YY  
St. Louis Regional Chamber      YYYYYY
State Chamber of Oklahoma      YYYYYY
Steel Manufacturers AssociationYYYYYYYYY   
Straits Lighting Company     YYY    
Sun Glass       YYYYY
Tampa Tanks, Inc.    Y       
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry     YYYYYYY
Tennessee Farm Bureau     YYYYYYY
Texas Association of Manufacturers     YYYYYYY
Texas Motor Transportation Association   YY       
Texas Prosperity ProjectYYY         
Texas Trucking Association     YYYYYYY
The Business Council of New York         YYY
The Carey Group       YYY  
The EarthQuest Institute YY         
The Fertilizer Institute YYYYYYY    
The Hispanic InstituteY           
The Hispanic Leadership Fund   YY       
The Peace and Prosperity ProjectYYYYYYYY    
The Plaza Group     YYYYYY 
Third Coast International      Y     
thyssenkrupp        YY  
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce           Y
Torch Energy Solutions     YYYY   
Townsend MarineYYYY        
Transportation Advocacy Group        YY  
Truth or Consequences Chamber           Y
U.S. Chamber of CommerceYYYYYYYYYYYY
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation      YYY   
Union Contractors and Subcontractors Association, Inc.YYYY YYYYY  
Union of Operating Engineers Local 66   Y        
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Millwrights           Y
United Motorcoach AssociationYYYYY       
United Piping          YY
University of Texas, Center for Energy EconomicsYYY         
US Energy Stream           Y
Virginia Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
Virginia Manufacturers AssociationYYYYYYYYYYYY
Vision Shared          YY
Vital for Colorado     YYYY   
Voovio      YY    
W. W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.YYYYYYYYYYYY
Ward Packaging and AssociatesYYYY        
Washington County Chamber of Commerce    YYYYYYYY
WD Scott Group, Inc.           Y
West Gulf Maritime Association      YYYYYY
West Virginia Manufacturers Association         YYY
West Virginia Route 2 and I-68 Authority           Y
West Volusia Chamber of Commerce           Y
Winkler Public Relations           Y
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group, Inc.           Y
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce YYYYYYYYYYY
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association   YYYYYY   
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce     YYYYYYY
Ygrene Energy Fund         YYY
Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber           Y

Academic Groups

BRITE Energy Lab        Y
CSTEM Teacher & Student Support ServicesYYYYYYY  
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceYYYYYYYYY
HoustonWorks USAY        
National Energy Education Development ProjectYYYYYY   
Offshore Energy CenterYYYYYYYYY
Science & Engineering Fair of HoustonYYYYYYYYY
Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center       Y 
University of Nordland (Norway)YY       
University of Texas, Center for Energy EconomicsYYYYYYY  

Contact & Address

The Consumer Energy Alliance listed the following contact information on its website as of November 2018: [38]

Consumer Energy Alliance
2211 Norfolk Street, Suite 410
Houston, TX 77098

(713) 337-8800 (main number)

Social Media


  1. Geoff Dembicki. “How Big Oil and Canada Thwarted US Carbon Standards,” The Tyee, December 15, 2011. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  2. Whatley, Michael D,” Accessed November 2, 2018.], [“Guest Opinion: Keystone XL is economically, environmentally sound,” Lincoln Journal Star, May 16, 2017.
  3. Michael Whatley. “Why Oil Sands Crude is Still Good for the United States,” Townhall, November 12, 2011. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  4. Members,” Consumer Energy Alliance. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  5. Nicholas Kusnetz. “Governors and oil industry work hand in hand in offshore drilling group,” The Center for Public Integrity, November 24, 2014. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  6. About Consumer Energy Alliance,” Consumer Energy Alliance. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  7. Geoff Dembicki. “Big Oil and Canada thwarted U.S. carbon standards,” Salon, December 15, 2011. Archived May 31, 2012. URL:
  8. About CEA,” Consumer Energy Alliance. Archived September 18, 2009. URL:
  9. Homepage, Archived November 5, 2018. URL
  10. WELCOME TO SECURE OUR FUELS,” Energy4US. Archived November 5, 2018. URL
  12. Contact,” December 26, 2009. URL
  14. GETTIN’ THEFACTS OUT,” Energy4US, Archived November 5, 2018. URL
  15. Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians,” PR Watch, March 12, 2014.
  16. Nick Surgey. “ALEC Tours Tar Sands, Works with Industry Groups to Block Low-Carbon Fuel Standards,” PR Watch, June 17, 2013.
  17. Sue Sturgis. “DRIVE TO DRILL: Energy lobbyists behind governors’ crusade for Atlantic oil,” April 30, 2015. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  18. Derek Seidman. “Oil & Gas Industry-Backed Astroturf Firm Cherry Picks Poll Results on Support for Pipelines in Northeast,” Littlesis, August 8, 2017.
  19. Consumer Energy Alliance,Energy and Policy Institute. Accessed November 2, 2018.
  20. Michael Whatley. “Whatley: President’s Climate Plan Worries Industry, Consumers,” Consumer Energy Alliance, July 3, 2013. Archived November 4, 2018. URL
  21. Kevin Doyle. “Amendment 1 would boost solar energy and benefit all: My Word,” Orlando Sentinel, June 12, 2016. Archived November 6, 2018. URL:
  22. Matt Kasper. “Florida Power Companies Continue To Spend Money Supporting Amendment 1 To Limit Solar,” Energy and Policy Institute, October 28, 2016.
  23. Consumer Energy Alliance,” Conservative Transparency. Accessed November 2, 2018.
  24. “Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives” (PDF), Consumer Energy Alliance. June 2018.
  25. New 2018 Solar Energy Report; Finds Incentives Contributed Significantly to Solar Power Expansion in Arizona,” Consumer Energy Alliance, June 14, 2018. Archived November 4, 2018. URL:
  26. Sue Sturgis. “Industry front group that ran McCrory’s offshore drilling campaign accused of lawbreaking in pipeline promotion,Facing South, November 3, 2016.
  27. “Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives” (PDF), Consumer Energy Alliance.  
  28. Don’t fall for anti-energy scare tactics,” Consumer Energy Alliance, July 16, 2014. Archived November 3, 2018. URL:
  29. Marty Allday. “Don’t fall for anti-energy scare tactics,” San Antonio Express-News, May 30, 2014. Archived November 3, 2018. URL:
  30. Steve Horn. “‘Consumer Energy Alliance’ Front Group Exposed by The Tyee and Salon,” DeSmog, December 15, 2011.
  31. Darren Goode. “Industries use airwaves to attack low-carbon fuel mandate,” The Hill, July 20, 2010. Archived November 2, 2018. URL:
  32. “Final Report: Clean Energy Mission – Eastern United States” (PDF), Government of Alberta, October 4, 2010. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.
  33. Alberta Minister Urges Northeast Governors to be Cautious When Considering LCFS,”, June 14, 2010. Archived June 18, 2012. URL:
  34. Keith Johnson. “Fuel Fight: The Battle over Low-Carbon Fuel Standards,” The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2009. Archive .fo URL:
  35. Louisiana Documents,” Retrieved from DocumentCloud. Contributed by: Nicholas Kusnetz, Center for Public Integrity.
  36. “American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers 2014 Annual Report” (PDF). Retrieved from 
  37. Sue Sturgis. “Meet the gas industry front group exploiting the homeless to promote NC fracking,” Facing South, September 18, 2014. Archived November 4, 2018. URL:
  38. Contact,” Consumer Energy Alliance. Archived November 6, 2018. URL:
  39. Kate Sheppard. “Lobbyist-Tied Group Accused Of Faking Support For Potentially Higher Energy Bills,” HuffPost, October 31, 2014. Archived November 14, 2018.
  40. “Public Comments regarding 5-UR-107” (PDF), Consumer Energy Alliance, October 7, 2014. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.
  41. Mike Ivey. “Did Houston energy group dupe MGE customers to back rate changes?The Capital Times, October 21, 2014. Archived November 14, 2018. URL:
  42. Nexus pipeline opponents urge U.S. postal service to investigate lobbying group (photos),” The Plain Dealer, September 16, 2016. Archived November 14, 2018. URL:
  43. Gaining ground by building trust,” Story Partners. Archived November 14, 2018. URL:
  44. “Know the Value” (PDF), Consumer Energy Alliance. Retrieved from
  45. Andrew Brown. “S.C. lawmakers call for law enforcement probe of bogus pro-utility emails,” The Post and Courier, February 19, 2018. Archived November 14, 2018. URL:
  46. Chris D’Angelo. “A Lobbyist-Tied Industry Group Was Behind Officials’ Letters Of Support For Gas Project,” Huffington Post, August 25, 2019. Archived August 26, 2019. URL:
  47. Ray Scott, Rose Pugliese. “Opinion: Ray Scott and Rose Pugliese: Colorado natural gas resources lead to geopolitical and environmental gains,” Boulder Daily Camera, June 29, 2019. Archived September 4, 2019. URL:
  48. Ed Potosnak. “Shadowy fossil fuel front group should come clean about who they really represent,”, December 3, 2019. Archived November 30, 2019. URL:
  49. Michael Butler. “NJ Rate Counsel Urges State to Consider Customer Cost of EMP: We Agree,”, November 4, 2019. Archived December 9, 2019. URL:
  50. Tom Johnson. “Transition to Cleaner Energy Won’t Need Big Rise in Spending, NJ’s Consultant Suggests,”, November 4, 2019. Archived URL:
  51. We’re pleased to announce our newest member, The American Petroleum Institute, we look forward to working with you! #MemberMonday,” Facebook post by Consumer Energy Alliance, December 9, 2019. Archived January 10, 2020. URL:
  52. Sammy Roth. “The fossil fuel industry wants you to believe it’s good for people of color,” Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2020. Archived November 23, 2020. Archive URL:
  53. Our Guiding Principles,” Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative. Archived November 23, 2020. Archive URL:

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