Low-flow toilets destroy San Fran’s sewer system, threaten Bay

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Once again American Tradition Partnership has to ask, who will save the Earth from environmentalists?

Low-flow toilets, mandated by the federal government and San Francisco officials after politically-connected green speculators invested heavily in them, are destroying the San Francisco’s sewer system and causing vast sections of the city to smell like feces.

“Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission.  That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

“The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem.”

The city-wide sewage backup threatens the health of millions of San Franciscans, especially children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

But the problem doesn’t stop there.

Low-flow toilets are still wrecking the city’s sewer system, so now officials are spending $14 million to dump 8.5 million pounds of bleach into the water.

Water that then flows into the San Francisco Bay.

And if you think plans to dump 8.5 million pounds of bleach into the Bay is a bad idea, you’re not the only one.

Environmentalists are now fighting environmentalists over plans to “bleach the Bay” in an effort to cover up yet another Gang  Green failure.

Obama to greens: Bulldoze sacred Indian sites for wind, solar waste

Posted on by Donald Ferguson

Barack Obama’s vow to force Americans to buy 80 percent of their electricity from expensive wind and solar experiments isn’t just bad for consumers, it means Obama’s politically-connected speculators are getting fast-track authority to bulldoze sacred Indian sites to make room for their wasteful projects.

That’s forced numerous tribes to sue in hopes of stopping plans by environmentalists to clear-cut and bulldoze sacred religious sites, not to mention areas that are environmentally sensitive.

There is this sense that there is this rush to renewable energy that’s politically motivated and when tribes are consulted their concerns aren’t being taken seriously,” Michelle Raheja, interim director of the California Center for Native Nations, tells the Associated Press.

They seem to want to do it at the price of destroying our history.  It’s an assault. They’ve already wiped out a lot of things and now they want to wipe out the desert and any evidence of our past,” Quechan tribal leader Preston J. Arrow-weed tells the AP.

“Dave Singleton with the California Native American Heritage Commission, which advises local, state and federal agencies on issues involving indigenous communities, said he’s heard from at least 10 tribes in the Colorado River area concerned about various renewable projects. The problem is in part cultural: while a site may not be registered as historic, some tribal leaders say they know it’s sacred because of oral history accounts,” the Associated Press reports.

Some of 56,000 acres proposed for fast track solar projects in California are near abandoned villages, native drawings and other cultural landmarks according to the AP.

Gingrich to announce bid to take radical green agenda to White House

Posted on by Donald Ferguson

“Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two weeks, Republican officials said Sunday,” according to an Associated Press report in today’s Washington Examiner.

“In an e-mail, his spokesman, Rick Tyler, said, “‘We have said for weeks now that Newt will decide whether or not to move to an explore phase by late February/early March. We are sticking to that schedule.’  Later in the day, Randy Evans, a lawyer for Gingrich, said in an e-mail, ‘My expectation is that he will make an official announcement about an exploratory committee within the next ten (10) days. I also expect that it will happen in Georgia,’” the AP reports.

American Tradition Partnership welcomed the Republican establishment leader to the presidential race earlier in the month, sinking his hopes of winning the annual CPAC presidential preference straw poll.  The group distributed to the 3,000 voters information on Gingrich’s long-standing and ongoing radical green agenda, including calls for mass wealth redistribution, tax hikes and global regulatory bodies to mandate what he calls “environmental compliance,” along with sticky toy lizards dubbed “Power-Grabbing Newts.”

With a coveted speaking slot, exhibiting organization and book signing, hosting three panels and a reception and screening two films, Gingrich’s presence dominated that of other presumptive presidential candidates.  CPAC looked to be a launching pad for a Gingrich presidential bid.  Instead, the Republican powerhouse cratered  and finished with just five percent of the vote.

“American Tradition Partnership looks forward to taking our campaign of truth about Newt Gingrich to places like Iowa and New Hampshire.  Voters have the right to know about the radical green agenda of a D.C. insider who’s just Al Gore hiding under a Phil Donahue wig,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.

You can read just a little bit of Gingrich’s radical green agenda, in his own words, at http://americantradition.org/?p=1442 and http://americantradition.org/?p=1449.

Xcel drops solar power payoff program

Posted on February 25, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Colorado’s largest electric utility is dropping its solar power welfare program, drawing howls of protests from radical Gang Green activists and speculators reliant on the wealth redistribution program.

Xcel as suspended its Solar*Rewards program pending a decision by Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission on its request to cut subsidies by 47 percent, the Denver Post reports.

Funded by a two percent jack-up on customers’ utility bills, the program has paid people $274 million to accept subsidized solar power cells that couldn’t compete on the open market.

That works out to $201 per Colorado ratepayer, taken from their pockets through jacked-up bills.

American Tradition Partnership applauds the move to at least scale back Xcel’s failed welfare program.  The organization would like to see Xcel drop “green” subsidies entirely and ask “green” energy consumers to pay their own bills instead of passing the buck to others.

“So-called ‘green’ power should have to compete on the open market.  But since it’s hideously expensive and notoriously unreliable, these failed Jimmy Carter-era experiments are still alive only through government-backed wealth redistribution and welfare programs.  A fair market in energy means lower bills for customers and real job growth for Coloradans,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.

“Welfare and wealth redistribution are not sound energy policies.  Xcel should be commended for asking to drop a program that steals money from their customers to pay off the failed experiments of politically-connected green speculators.”

ATP is also seeking a vote on a bill to repeal the state’s Expensive Energy Mandate, which forces customers to buy escalating amounts of their electricity from more expensive, less reliable wind and solar experiments.

Tester re-files bill to put D.C. in control of Western land

Posted on February 24, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is trying once again to place millions of acres of the West in D.C.’s clutches, re-filing a radical “wilderness” declaration bill rejected by the last Congress.

S.268 is a virtual carbon copy of the bill Tester filed in the last session of the Senate, crafted in closed-door sessions and secret meetings after its language calling for the federal snatching of millions of acres of land drew cries of opposition from Montana and other residents.

Gang Green openly admits the land grab is designed to keep the public from accessing public land.  Tester relies on Gang Green’s radical environmentalist groups from Washington, D.C. for staffing and campaign cash.

You can contact Jon Tester at 202-224-2644 to tell him to drop his latest attempt at a D.C. land grab of the West.

Virginia House joins ATP in opposing rogue EPA regs

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Virginia House joins ATP in opposing rogue EPA regs
Resolution calls on Congress to block job-killing air rules, ATP will enlist other states

WASHINGTON — Virginia’s House of Delegates Wednesday joined the nation’s largest grassroots opponent of radical environmentalism in calling on Congress to stop Barack Obama’s out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency.

“Virginia went for Obama, but Wednesday’s overwhelming vote was a wholesale rejection of his radical green agenda,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director and Virginia resident Donald Ferguson.  “Millions of jobs are about to be killed because Obama has one radical bureaucrat in Washington with the authority to make up and enforce her rules.  Congress has a constitutional duty to stop Barack Obama from using the federal bureaucracy to make up and enforce radical rules that place green extremism ahead of facts and sound science.”

Legislators passed a measure demanding Congress stop the Environmental Protection Agency from adopting new emissions regulations that place radical environmentalist rhetoric ahead of sound science.  Blocking the EPA regulations and stripping federal bureaucrats of their authority to issue major regulations without congressional approval are top priorities of ATP’s grassroots membership.

ATP will seek similar resolutions from other state legislatures.

Citing plans by the Obama administration to use the EPA to enforce portions of last year’s defeated Cap and Tax bill, ATP is also seeking a recorded vote in this session of Congress on the REINS Act.  The bill prohibits the issuance and enforcement of any major federal regulation unless it has been approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.  The bill, S. 299, is sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

“The REINS Act is as simple as it is constitutional.  No regulation without representation.  Politicians should not be able to enforce defeated or unwanted legislation by handing it off to an activist bureaucrat with the power to make up and enforce their own rules,” said Ferguson.

The resolution, HR 72, was introduced by Delegate Will Morefield, R-Tazewell County.  Morefield’s district is home to many of Virginia’s coal mines and his constituents rely on the efficient, affordable and increasingly clean energy source for jobs.  The resolution passed 64-33 votes and does not require Senate approval.

ATP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, ATP is a fast-growing non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting private property and responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.

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