ATP nearing Keystone signatures goal

Americans rallying around 342,000-job energy project, despite multi-million dollar enviro opposition campaign

WASHINGTON — With 48 hours left to submit comments and petition signatures supporting the proposed Keystone XL energy pipeline to the State Department, American Tradition Partnership was only 31,728 petitions short of its coalition goal of 750,000 Americans officially affirming support for the project.

“We’ll make it, but only if Americans keep up the pace of signing our petition at,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.

“Americans support the safe, clean Keystone XL jobs pipeline,” said Ferguson.  “People are sick of environmentalists targeting jobs for elimination.  The safe, clean Keystone XL pipeline means 342,000 new jobs and 700,000 barrels a day of oil to U.S. refineries, lowering gas prices.” is a project of American Tradition Partnership (ATP,) the nation’s largest and fastest growing advocate of rational, pro-growth energy policies.  ATP is supported entirely by grassroots members.

Citizens have until a government deadline of Oct. 6 to go to and sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will decide whether or not to approve the project.

The Keystone project, which has met the highest environmental and safety standards, is being blocked by lobbyists for the multi-million dollar environmentalist lobby.

“Americans need to go to and sign the petition to demand Barack Obama stop blocking this jobs project. is the only way grassroots Americans can stop the million-dollar lobbyists who are blocking 342,000 jobs and lower gas prices,” said ATP Executive Director Donald Ferguson.

“How heartless can environmentalists be?,” said Ferguson.   “The Keystone pipeline creates 342,000 new jobs and safely, cleanly delivers 700,000 barrels of 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.  The pipeline is the safest, cleanest form of energy transport there is, and it has easily passed the required environmental statement,” said Ferguson.

Among the activists opposing the jobs pipeline is actress Daryl Hannah, three-time Razzie Award nominee for Worst Supporting Actress and star of such films as the 1999 remake “My Favorite Martian” and the TV movie “Shark Swarm.”

“If Daryl Hannah is promoting something it can’t be good.  I saw ‘Addams Family Reunion.’  I want my money back,” said Ferguson.

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