Greens See Red over ATP’s Keystone Pipeline Video!

Posted on October 5, 2011 by Donald Ferguson


We’re in the 48-hour home stretch of the State Department’s comment period for the Keystone Pipeline project, and we only have 31,728 petitions to go to reach our coalition’s goal of 750,000!!!

You and I are helping ensure 300,000 long-term jobs and home-grown domestic and North American energy development won’t be killed by Obama and his “green” pals.

That’s why we’re so excited that this 2-minute video is going viral across the internet, explaining why Keystone XL is crucial for North American energy production, jobs, and fuel prices!

I want to say THANKS again — if you’re getting this email you probably already signed the petition at – but now is the important part.

I need to ask you to forward this email, and ask your friends and family to watch this video and “Share” and “Recommend” to their networks so the State Department hears us LOUD and CLEAR that we have had enough anti-energy policy in this nation.

Do you use FACEBOOK?  Send your friends to to take the American Energy poll.r friend at here at American Tradition Partnership (ATP) for your signature on the Keystone Pipeline petition.

Do you use TWITTER?  Tweet this:

As I’ve said all along, we can’t do this without YOU.  American Tradition Partnership has become the premier single-issue group fighting radical environmentalism because our membership is committed to fighting for our future.

We’ve got them on the run, so let’s finish the job — forward this to your friends TODAY and let’s win this battle together!

I know I can count on you.

Yours in Liberty and Prosperity,

Donald E. Ferguson
Executive Director
American Tradition Partnership

ATP using cutting-edge site to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Posted on by Donald Ferguson
American Tradition Partnership: Pump Up Jobs, Not Gas Prices – Support Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington- Americans fed up with high unemployment and rising gas prices can go to to register their support for the Keystone XL pipeline project, a new safe, clean North American energy pipeline projected to create 342,000 jobs and deliver 700,000 additional barrels of oil a each day to United States refineries.  The project, which has met the highest environmental and safety standards, is being blocked by paid “astroturf” activists for the multi-million dollar environmentalist lobby.

Citizens have until a government deadline of Oct. 7 to go to and sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. is a project of American Tradition Partnership, the nation’s largest and fastest growing advocate of rational, pro-growth energy and environmental policies, supported by grassroots members.

“How heartless can environmentalists be?” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.   “The Keystone pipeline creates tens of thousands of new jobs and safely, cleanly delivers 700,000 barrels of Northwest American oil each day to U.S. refineries.  Hollywood actresses and million-dollar ‘green’ lobbyists may be doing great in this economy, but millions of Americans need the jobs and affordable gas this national project creates.”

“ is the best way grassroots Americans can stop the million-dollar lobbyists who are blocking up to 342,000 jobs and lower gas prices,” said Ferguson. uses a cutting-edge web application to allow citizens to vote on which benefits of Keystone XL they favor most, supported by Facebook and original viral video campaign – all found on home page.“Americans are going to in droves to sign the petition demanding Barack Obama stop blocking this jobs project.  The Keystone XL pipeline is the safest, cleanest form of energy transport there is, and it has easily passed every environmental hurdle,” said Ferguson.“The opponents of this jobs pipeline are heartless, clueless and out of touch, but they are well-funded by Hollywood elites and Soros-funded lobbyists.  Blocking a massive jobs project that will help lower gas prices is just a vain hobby for the professional activists Obama is listening to right now.  He needs to turn his attention to the majority of Americans who support this safe, clean jobs project,” said Ferguson.

Washington Post: Obama admin ignored warnings about Solyndra scam

Posted on October 4, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

The Washington Post reveals today:

Both career White House officials and savvy private investors worried last year that the Energy Department’s strategy for investing in clean energy companies was dangerously flawed — and likely to backfire, according to partial e-mails released Monday.

“Bad days are coming,” one White House budget analyst wrote of the companies the Energy Department chose to back in the Obama administration’s signature effort to spur clean technologies and create jobs…

…The e-mails, covering from late 2009 until May 2010, were released by the Democratic minority on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and capture only part of the administration’s internal debate about Solyndra. But this portion revealed that two private investors and some career federal employees warned top White House advisers about what they considered the Energy Department’s blind spots…

…At that time, early April 2010, concern mounted at the Office of Management and Budget when news broke that Solyndra’s independent auditors had questioned whether the company could continue as a “going concern.” OMB officials had felt rushed in approving the major loan to Solyndra in September 2009…

…“What’s terrifying is that after looking at some of the [loan guarantee projects] that came next, this one [Solyndra] started to look better,” one OMB staffer said to another.

They remarked on how the Energy Department was still considering granting Solyndra more funding in a second loan guarantee application.

“Possible to close and default on one before closing on a second??? Could be a new record,” one wrote.

Later, on May 21, an OMB analyst reacted incredulously to learning of President Obama’s pending visit to Solyndra on May 25. The event had been scheduled by the White House to showcase the administration’s use of stimulus program to generate jobs.

“Hope doesn’t default before then,” the staffer wrote.

Even venture capitalists like Steve Westly, whose firm had invested in companies that the Obama administration had helped with stimulus funds, questioned the Energy Department’s judgment and Obama’s pending trip. He e-mailed senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett urging that the White House reconsider the trip because there was a high likelihood the company would fail

Westly declined to comment when asked about his remarks to Jarrett in May 2010.

The president did visit the firm in May, with encouragement from Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s top stimulus adviser, Matt Rogers, a McKinsey consultant who returned to his firm late last year. Solyndra did default on its first loan in December 2010, but Chu approved loan refinancing to allow the company to continue receiving installments…

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