06.30.2009 0

ALG in the News: The Westfield Leader on Citizen Protests

  • On: 07/20/2009 09:16:36
  • In: Fiscal Responsibility

  • ALG Editor’s Note: In the following news story from the Westfield Leader, Americans for Limited Government’s President Bill Wilson was quoted in a story about citizens who protested their Congressman on Cap-and-Trade.

    Protesters Rip Leonard Lance’s ‘Yes Vote on Cap-and-Trade Energy Bill

    By Paul J. Peyton

    WESTFIELD — Nearly two dozen protesters converged on Rep. Leonard Lance’s North Avenue office in Westfield on Monday. They were opposed to the congressman’s affirmative vote on the 1,600-page American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454), better known as the cap-and-trade or global warming/climate and energy bill. Opponents called the bill, which supporters say is the first legislative action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, a national energy tax.

    Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson said the legislation “will deliberately increase the costs of gasoline, oil and coal at a time when the American people can ill afford it.”

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