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Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon is a seasoned communications and policy advisor who has served on a number of successful political and advocacy campaigns at the national and state level. His experience includes political campaigns, crisis management, media relations, speech writing, and legislative and government relations.

ACCF Joins Coalition Urging Senate Action to Repeal BLM Methane Rule

The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) today joined a coalition of 10 other pro-economic growth organizations in calling on the U.S. Senate to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane regulation. The Senate’s ability to use the CRA to nullify the methane rule expires on May 11. BLM’s methane and waste prevention rule requires oil and natural gas producers on federal lands to reduce methane emissions by up to 45 percent by 2025. The rule is just one of dozens of costly regulations pushed through in the final days of the Obama administration. The rule is expected to cost producers up to $297 million per year to comply, while BLM estimates it would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 0.0092 percent.

Economic Policy Evening Focuses on Prospects for Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to take up comprehensive tax reform after efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in the House, but questions on how to proceed and whether Republicans will rally behind the current proposal remain unanswered. Changes to the U.S. tax system to reduce the overall rates and encourage greater investment is long overdue. It has long been the position of the ACCF that meaningful tax reform will require bipartisan and bicameral support. The March 28 dinner was one of the several events the ACCF continues to host to promote agreement and compromise around responsible tax reform and economic policy.

FERC Quorum Critical to Advancing Trump’s Infrastructure Agenda

Published in Real Clear Energy

The president should take a broader approach and select candidates who understand the importance of ensuring the country has energy that is above all reliable and affordable. And he should do so soon.

Efforts to Increases Taxes on Oil Producers in Alaska Might Not Turn Out as...

Originally published in Real Clear Energy

As Alaska slips deeper into a recession that began in mid-2014, lawmakers in the 49th state are wrestling with ways to close a $3 billion budget deficit caused, primarily, by an extended period of low oil prices. But increasing the tax burden on the government’s number one source of revenue when the industry is struggling with declining production, increased regulatory costs, and falling profits is likely to collect less, not more for the state’s treasury.

President’s Executive Orders Show Support for Infrastructure Investment

Expediting Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects is right decision for U.S. economy.

Obama’s Midnight OCS Withdraw Puts U.S. Security at Risk 

Originally published in Real Clear Energy

President-elect Trump can and should move swiftly to reverse those decisions of the current administration that make the United States less secure and more dependent on foreign sources for the energy needed to drive economic growth.