Non-profit

ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy

Tax ID:

81-1363692

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Founder:

Jay Faison

Not to be confused with the ClearPath Foundation, ClearPath Action, or ClearPath.

The ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy (formerly America Leads) is the related advocacy arm of the ClearPath Foundation. It advocates for clean energy initiatives under the direction of businessman Jay Faison. At its founding, the group was called America Leads; it’s since been renamed to match other ClearPath groups. [1]

Lobbying

As of January 2020, the following lobbying firms have ClearPath Action Fund registered as clients: Alpine Group, Cassidy & Associates, Natural Resources Results LLC, and Dunham Law & Policy. [2]

2016 Lobbying Summary

In 2016, ClearPath Action Fund spent approximately $130,000 in lobbying expenditures. [3] The group lobbied for the following bills and issues:

  • “H.R. 5055 and S. 2804, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 to include funding levels for innovative energy technologies.”
  • “H.R. 4979-Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016; H.R. 8 – North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (generally all sections); S. 2012-North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 (generally all sections); H.R. 4622- Carbon Capture Act (generally all sections).”
  • “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act”

2017 Lobbying Summary

In 2017, ClearPath Action Fund spent approximately $740,000 in lobbying expenditures. [4] The group lobbied for the following bills and issues:

  • “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act”
  • “Small Conduit Hydropower; Department of Energy Appropriations Act; S.512,Nuclear Energy Innovation & Modernization Act; S.97, Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act”
  • “Education and lobbying on conservative clean energy; FY2018 House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations.”
  • “Support FY19 Budget increases for energy programs at DOE”
  • “H.R.2786 – To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.”
  • “S. 1460 – Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017”
  • “S.97- Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017”
  • “S. 512 – Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act”
  • “H.R. 3681 – the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2017”
  • “S. 666 – A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.”
  • “H.R.1551 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.”

2018 Lobbying Summary

In 2018, ClearPath Action Fund spent approximately $810,000 in lobbying expenditures. [5] The group lobbied for the following bills and issues:

  • “Small Conduit Hydropower; Department of Energy Appropriations Act; S.512,Nuclear Energy Innovation & Modernization Act; S.97, Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act”
  • “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, FY19”
  • “H.R.3354 – Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2018”
  • “H.R.1370 – Continuing Resolution”
  • “H.R.1625 Vehicle for Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018”
  • “Education and lobbying on conservative clean energy; FY2018 and FY2019 House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations.”
  • “Support FY19 Budget increases for energy programs at DOE”

2019 Lobbying Summary

In 2019, ClearPath Action Fund spent approximately $630,000 in lobbying expenditures. [6] The group lobbied for the following bills and issues:

  • “Education and lobbying on conservative clean energy; FY2019 and FY2020 House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations.”
  • “FY20 Department of Energy & Water Appropriations Act”
  • “Clean Energy Innovation (S.97 & H.R.589)”
  • “Education and lobbying on conservative clean energy; FY2019 and FY2020 House and Senate Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations.”

References

  1. Jay Faison. “I’m a Republican. I Want My Party to Tackle Climate Change.” Politico. July 19, 2015. Accessed January 10, 2020. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/a-gop-approachto-tackling-climate-change-120336 ^
  2. “U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database: ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy.” Search conducted January 10, 2020. https://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=processSearchCriteria ^
  3. “U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database: ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy.” Search conducted January 10, 2020. https://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=processSearchCriteria

    Text pulled from various lobbying filings ^

  4. “U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database: ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy.” Search conducted January 10, 2020. https://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=processSearchCriteria

    Text pulled from various lobbying filings ^

  5. “U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database: ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy.” Search conducted January 10, 2020. https://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=processSearchCriteria

    Text pulled from various lobbying filings ^

  6. “U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Database: ClearPath Action Fund for Conservative Clean Energy.” Search conducted January 10, 2020. https://soprweb.senate.gov/index.cfm?event=processSearchCriteria

    Text pulled from various lobbying filings ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Jay Faison
    Founder, Chairman, President, CEO
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