Keystone

ATP blasts Obama Keystone decision

Posted on January 18, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 Citizens group blasts Obama Keystone decision

Decision to kill Keystone “victory for terrorist regimes, Communist aggressors and Obama’s wealthy left-wing activist base” but “not a permanent one”

WASHINGTON – American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“Barack Obama decided long ago to side with his radical liberal base and the Gang Green billionaires who fund his campaign by killing the Keystone jobs pipeline.

He thought he could avoid responsibility by hiding his views until after the election.  Voters have a right to know where he stands on jobs and energy.  Today he showed voters where he stood – in the pocket of the multi-billion dollar Gang Green environmentalist lobby.

This decision was anything but rushed or arbitrary.  Our Canadian allies and hundreds of thousands of American workers have waited patiently for three years for a decision that could have been made long ago.  Obama simply sat on it because he didn’t want to face an pre-election choice between creating jobs to please union members, or slaughtering hundreds of thousands of jobs to please his Gang Green campaign bankrollers.  In the end, he chose campaign cash over the jobs of Americans.

There was no reason for Obama to kill the jobs pipeline, other than blind adherence to a radical liberal ideology that has already killed millions of jobs and thwarted economic renewal for nearly four years now.

Obama’s decision to kill the jobs pipeline is a punch in the teeth to the unemployed, working families and Americans who need clean, reliable and affordable energy.

At the expense of working Americans Obama just handed a victory to anti-American regimes in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.  His decision to kill the Keystone jobs pipeline makes us more dependent on foreign oil.

At the expense of working Americans Obama just handed a victory to Communist China.  With the United States pipeline killed by his hand, the oil will be sold to China. Their Communist regime will make billions that could have been paid to American workers.  Instead, Barack Obama has told Communist China to reap massive profits refining our own North American oil and selling it back to us.

But this victory for terrorist regimes, Communist aggressors and Obama’s wealthy left-wing activist base is not a permanent one.  The fight to build the Keystone jobs pipeline has just begun.

American Tradition Partnership’s large and growing grassroots army will spent 2012 engaging millions of voters, informing them of Obama’s destructive Gang Green-led policies.  Together ATP and millions of voters will change American jobs and energy policy in Congress and in the White House.  Americans deserve the good jobs and clean, affordable energy the Keystone jobs pipeline will deliver.

The Keystone pipeline will be approved by the next administration, whether it be a humbled Barack Obama or a new president.

Tomorrow morning I will leave D.C. for Southeast Texas, where much of the Keystone pipeline’s safe, clean North American energy will be delivered.  There I will begin ATP’s national effort to engage voters and change policy.

Obama slapped voters in the face today by carrying out a job-slaughtering decision he made long ago.  However, he will learn that voters will strike back even more forcefully.”

ATP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, ATP is a fast-growing, grassroots-supported non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  The citizens’ group educates the public and lobbies legislators on issues of environmental extremism and promoting responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.

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Radicals trying to disrupt N. American economies, says Canadian government

Posted on January 10, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

“Environmental and other “radical groups” are trying to block trade and undermine Canada’s economy, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said Monday,” reports CBC News in a development that would kill hopes for economic renewal here in the United States.

“Unfortunately, there are environmental and other radical groups that would seek to block this opportunity to diversify our trade,” Oliver said in an open letter.

“Their goal is to stop any major project no matter what the cost to Canadian families in lost jobs and economic growth. No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydro-electric dams.”

Oliver says the groups “threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda,” stack the hearings with people to delay or kill “good projects,” attract “jet-setting” celebrities and use funding from “foreign special interest groups.”

 

Policy for profit?: Obama Keystone delay may pump cash into Buffett’s pockets

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

As the White House fights to stop investigations into allegations Obama green-lit the doomed half-billion dollar taxpayer-backed Solyndra loan in order to enrich donor George Kaiser, another “green” policy finds itself swirling in scandal and allegations of policymaking-for-payoffs.

“Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of the world’s richest men get richer. North Dakota’s booming oil fields will now grow more dependent on a railroad the president’s economic guru just bought,” Investor’s Business Daily writes.

“…Interestingly, another billionaire, Obama economic inspiration Warren Buffett, stands to benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline delay.

“As oil production ramps up in the Bakken fields of North Dakota, plans to use the pipeline to transport it have been dashed.

“As a result, North Dakota’s booming oil producers will have to rely even more on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad, which Buffett just bought, to ship it to refineries.

“Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal valuing the railroad at $34 billion. Berkshire Hathaway already owns about 22% of Burlington Northern, and will pay $100 a share in cash and stock for the rest of the company,” IBD writes.

“This is just more proof so-called ‘green’ policies are nothing more than brazen attempts to funnel taxpayer money into politically-connected pockets,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  “The only environment Obama’s ‘green’ policies protect is the health of his campaign account.”

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