ATP: Delay in Ches Bay plan is progress, but not good enough

ATP: Delay in Ches Bay plan is progress, but not good enough
Jim Burton reportedly to seek delay in plan after ATP alerts 4,000+ residents of new district

The nation’s largest grassroots opponent of radical environmentalism noted reports Monday that Blue Ridge Supervisor Jim Burton (I) would seek a delay in consideration of a controversial land control plan was progress, but not good enough.

Burton will move to drop consideration of the plan after ATP telephoned nearly 4,000 households in his newly-drawn district last Saturday, informing residents of his support for the “Tax and Control Plan.”  Residents were given his publicly-published home phone number and urged to call him and encourage him to drop consideration of the plan.  In all, ATP has contacted households in Burton’s former and current districts over 11,000 times.

One of the first organizations to oppose the plan and one of the most active, ATP has directly made more than 60,000 contacts with Loudoun residents over the last 12 months, giving them their supervisor’s most direct phone number so they can directly urge them to drop the plan.

“Jim Burton got a message that was as clear as a constantly-ringing phone.  I hope he will amend his motion and to drop all consideration of the plan entirely,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  “This will be a recorded vote and American Tradition Partnership will hold supervisors accountable.  We will also continue to seek a recorded vote on dropping all consideration of the measure.  Citizens will be told of their supervisors decision to support or oppose holding that vote.”

“American Tradition Partnership is not declaring victory.  We are reloading and will continue to fire away until this Tax and Control plan is no more.”

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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