WTP issues final warning to Loudoun Board before Chesapeake Bay vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 17, 2010
Contact: Donald Ferguson, Donald.F@westerntradition.org
 
WTP issues final warning to Loudoun Board before Chesapeake Bay vote
Citizen-powered grassroots group warns about 20,000 residents of bigger government, fewer jobs, higher taxes, loss of homeowner rights under Chesapeake Bay Tax and Control Plan
 
WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest grassroots opponent of radical environmentalism, with roots in Loudoun County, issued its final warning to county supervisors to drop its controversial Chesapeake Bay Act.  The citizens’ group sent a recorded telephone alert to nearly 20,000 Loudoun residents Friday evening.
 
“This radical Board is using fake claims about water as a ruse to seize control of your home,” said Donny Ferguson, Western Tradition Partnership’s Executive Director.  “The Board knows they’re lying, but they view private property as a threat to their radical green views.  The outdated, unscientific Chesapeake Bay Tax and Control Plan’s massive tax hikes and iron-fisted control of private property is the most ruthless weapon available,” said Ferguson.
 
“When the Board’s scheme accomplishes their goals of higher taxes, bigger government and bureaucratic control of private homes, but they admit it does nothing to address water pollution, people know what this Board’s real agenda is.  Higher taxes and control of your home.” said Ferguson.  “The time has come for this Board to drop its radical agenda.”
 
Residents in the Blue Ridge, Potomac and Sugarland Run districts were urged to call their supervisor at home.  Residents in the Leesburg District, where Supervisor Kelly Burk does not offer constituents a way to personally reach her, were urged to contact her government office.
 
Roughly 5,300 Dulles District residents represented by the frequently-moving Supervisor Stevens Miller, whose business phones have been cut off and does not list a reliable home phone number, were urged to contact him on his cell phone.
 
Ferguson served as a Board staff aide to Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio from 2002 to 2007.  Delgaudio has no involvement in or input into any of WTP’s lobbying efforts or programs.
 
WTP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members from across the nation, WTP 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.  WTP is active nationwide.
 
For more information on WTP, go to http://www.westerntradition.org.  For more information on this issue, or to schedule an interview, contact Executive Director Donald Ferguson at donald.f@westerntradition.org.
 
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