ATP ‘phone bombs’ three Loudoun supervisors before Ches. Bay vote

Posted on April 30, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

ATP ‘phone bombs’ three Loudoun supervisors before Chesapeake Bay vote
Citizen-powered grassroots group warns 20,000 residents of bigger government, fewer jobs, higher taxes, loss of homeowner rights under Chesapeake Bay Tax and Control Plan

The nation’s largest grassroots opponent of radical environmentalism began calling around 10,000 Loudoun residents Saturday, warning them of a possible Tuesday vote on the Chesapeake Bay Tax and Control plan and asking them to call their supervisor to express opposition.  The grassroots-funded group also sent e-mail alerts on Friday.

Residents in Supervisor Jim Burton’s new district were urged to call their supervisor at home.  Residents in the Supervisors Kelly Burk and Andrea McGimsey’s new districts were urged to call their supervisor on their cell phone.

“We just thought we would be the first to introduce Loudoun residents to their new supervisors, by letting them know their supervisor may vote to raise their taxes and control their home” said Donny Ferguson, American Tradition Partnership’s Executive Director.  “Loudoun residents urge their supervisors to vote no on the Chesapeake Bay Tax and Control Plan.”

“Loudoun supervisors are putting their heads into a buzzsaw.  The overwhelming majority of people oppose this radical scheme to raise taxes, kill jobs and slap government handcuffs on homes and businesses,” said Ferguson.

“American Tradition Partnership will hold accountable any supervisor who votes for this plan, as well as any candidate who supports it,” said Ferguson.

“Millionaire social clubs like the PEC represent the multi-million dollar special interest groups, but American Tradition Partnership is supported by and speaks for real Americans,” said Ferguson.  American Tradition Partnership wins time and time again because the people are on our side, something elected officials should keep in mind.”

Supported by contributions from its grassroots supporters, American Tradition Partnership has earned its reputation as the nation’s most effective opponent of the multi-million dollar radical environmentalist lobby.  In just the last few months ATP has:

* Killed Barack Obama’s “Cap and Tax” bill in Congress.
* Successfully pushed to have the invasive gray wolf taken off the so-called “Endangered Species List” so it can be hunted down.
* Filed a federal lawsuit against Colorado to repeal the state’s Expensive Energy Mandate, which forces consumers to buy more expensive wind and solar power against their will.
* Filed a lawsuit against Montana to stop their ongoing harassment and false smear campaigns against conservative groups, which has already been blasted by federal courts as “petty bureaucratic harassment.”  Montana officials have openly admitted they have no evidence conservative groups have done any wrong and every district attorney has refused to even look into the politically-motivated accusations.
* Won national headlines along with our federal free speech lawsuit against Montana which allows small employers to spend money on independent political expenditures.
* Won a federal free speech lawsuit against a liberal Colorado city who passed a law requiring residents to essentially get permission from the government before saying or publishing anything critical of the liberal city council.
* Stopped a plan by liberals in the U.S. Senate to protect the EPA’s plans to declare carbon dioxide a toxic pollutant.
* Passed legislation in Montana endorsing nullification of the so-called “Endangered Species Act.”
* Launched a campaign to repeal New Hampshire’s participation in the “Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” a northeastern U.S. “global warming” tax cartel
* Launched and now pushing nationwide a growing campaign to secure a recorded vote on Sen. Rand Paul’s REINS Act, which strips the EPA of its authority to issue its own major regulations.

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

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Washington Post on the attack on ATI’s FOIA request

Posted on April 28, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

The Washington Post reports on the work of the American Tradition Institute, our affiliated think tank of American Tradition Partnership.

ATI is simply requesting documentation on the research of “climate scientist” Michael Mann, of “hockey stick graph” infamy.  Since the study was produced in a publicly-funded university with taxpayer funds, Virginians have a right to now how and why their tax dollars are being spent on scientifically questionable, and apparently politically-motivated, “research.”

Gang Green’s multi-million dollar army have ganged up on ATI and are urging UVA’s to unlawfully ignore the Freedom of Information Act request, advocating a blackout of public information on the “man-made global warming” scam.

And isn’t it funny how the Post refers to ATI as “a conservative group,” but the AAUW, UCS, ACLU and Greenpeace are never identified as “liberal groups?”

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Has your congressman and senators co-sponsored the REINS Act?

Posted on by Donald Ferguson

Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.)  is one of the growing list of co-sponsors for the REINS Act (H.R. 10 and S. 299.)  The top priority of American Tradition Partnership’s large and growing grassroots army, the REINS Act restores clean, transparent and accountable rulemaking.

The REINS Act simply requires any proposed federal regulation with an economic impact greater than $100 million be approved by both chambers of Congress in a stand-alone, affirmative vote and then signed by the President before it can take effect.

No more backroom political agendas.

No more using political stooges to enact radical legislation that can’t pass Congress.

In other words, “no regulation without representation.”

ATP members demand Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner both schedule a roll call vote on this critically needed reform.

Amazingly, Gang Green and the Obama regime openly oppose the REINS Act and defends the practice of imposing devastating, unnecessary regulations on people with no clean or accountable process.

But not Joe Heck.

In an address to the Nevada State Legislature this week, Heck proudly promotes his co-sponsorship of REINS:

“In addition to the harm government overspending is having on our recovery, government regulations are just as culpable. Government regulations are being created at a historic rate, and often without regard to the regulation’s impact on the economy. That is why I am a co-sponsor of the REINS Act which requires any regulation with a fiscal impact of more than $100 million to come before Congress for review. Small-businesses are often left in the dark and don’t know when a regulation is coming out – or how they will be impacted by the regulation – until the last minute.”

Call your congressman and both senators at 202-224-3121.  Ask them to co-sponsor and demand a roll call vote on the REINS Act (H.R. 10 or S.299.)


You can help ATP’s grassroots army secure a recorded vote on Sen. Rand Paul’s REINS Act.  Just go here or to to chip in $10.

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Gas prices skyrocket as Obama kills US production, demands more Saudi imports

Posted on April 27, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Barack Obama’s stated policy of “bankrupting” energy suppliers by cutting off their access to reserves, slapping massive taxes on them and burying them in regulation is not only destroying the economy.

It’s eating into Obama’s poll numbers. More and more Americans are opposing the Obama regime’s policies of killing off Americas energy economy with a pincer movement of skyrocketing taxes and dwindling supplies.

The price of gasoline has more than doubled since Obama took office, which is of little surprise since Obama promised Gang Green’s multi-million dollar lobbyist he would drastically increase gas prices.

But rather than reverse course and adopt pro-jobs, pro-consumer policies, the administration hopes empty public statements will fool citizens.

At the same time he claims to be taking action to reduce American use of foreign oil, Obama is not only shutting down American energy employment, he’s demanding Saudi Arabia provide more oil to the United States in hopes it will tamp down the explosive price hikes his policies have created.

EPA shuts down oil drilling because a boat emitted ‘greenhouse gas’

Posted on April 25, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Get ready to pay more at the pump.  A decision by political activists in the EPA to shut down a Shell Arctic drilling operation — citing concerns over so-called “greenhouses gases” from an ice-breaking ship –  is sending shockwaves through the economy.

Yes, the Obama administration is shutting down an oil operating over concerns about “greenhouse gas” emissions from an ice-breaking ship.

Want to stop this Gang Green rampage?  Go here or to and chip in $10 to help fight the Obama administration’s EPA activism.

Dan Springer reports:

Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight…

…The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling.

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Ten truths you must know about fracking

Posted on by Donald Ferguson

Gang Green has openly vowed to destroy America’s economy by eradicating affordable energy and return us to “the Stone Age.”

You and I already know that.

Gang Green’s multi-million dollar campaign of lies against the safe, clean 60-year practice if hydraulic fracturing is their newest assault in their campaign to dismantle our economy.

But Peter Glover, writing in the Energy Tribune, has spelled out ten specific facts everyone needs to know about fracking.

I’ll share them with you below, but you can go to the Energy Tribune or to read it for yourself.

“1. Hydraulic fracking has been around for 60 years. Developments made by U.S. engineers around 2008-9 have simply made the process much more commercially viable.

“2. Since fracking was introduced in 1949, over 2 million frack treatments have been pumped without a single documented case of treatments polluting a water aquifer.

“3. 90 percent of all gas wells drilled in the United States since 1949 have been fracked.

“4. The depth of most shale gas deposits drilled is between 6,000 and 10,000 feet – water aquifers exist at an average depth of 500 feet.

“5. Claims of ‘migration’ between the shale gas layers and water aquifers due to fracking or for any other reason, are patently absurd as the gas would have to pass through millions of tons of impermeable rock. If the rock was that porous, neither the water nor the gas would have been there in the first place. (As the hard data in fig. 1 from a study of 15,000 frac treatments in the Barnett Shale Field reveals plainly.)

“6. Fracture design engineers go to great lengths to avoid fracture growth of even 100 feet to prevent losing production.

“7. The new eco-horror genre flicks like Josh Fox’s Gasland, create impact by making outrageous claims which include suggesting “569 chemicals” are used in a single “toxic cocktail” frack treatment. The reality is that 99.5 percent of the treatment is water and sand. Much of the remainder is made up of a maximum of 12 or so harmless gelling agents, like Guar gum (used in ice cream making), and chemicals commonly used around the house.

“8. Domestic running water faucets being set alight with a match might wow gullible film audiences, but dissolved methane found in well water may well be biogenic (naturally occurring). As the largest component in natural gas, methane is not even regulated as it is not toxic and escapes naturally like soda bubbles.

“9. Hydraulic fracking procedures are heavily regulated and not, as often claimed by eco-activists, exempt from drinking water and other key regulatory laws.

“10. Concerns about using “excessive water resources” in the process are already being assuaged by new developments, including recycling water. And the U.S. Ground Water Protection Council confirms that drilling with compressed air is becoming increasingly common.”

Please share this e-mail with everyone you know.

Gang Green is spending millions on fright campaigns, shameless lies and even a fake “documentary” in their drive to terrorize people into a weaker economy.

And to keep stuff like this coming, and support American Tradition Partnership’s grassroots effort to fight Gang Green’s war on our economy, go here or to to chip in $10.


Donald Ferguson
Executive Director
American Tradition Partnership

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