San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle should be held to Clean Water Act standards as human waste pollutes their waterways

Sept. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump calling on the EPA to take Clean Water Act action against west coast cities that put human waste into natural waterways:

“In March of 2018, San Diego County, California cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista sued the International Boundary & Water Commission-United States Section and Veolia Water North America West over the ‘devastating pollution discharges’ from the Tijuana River. Last night, President Trump stated that he anticipated that the United States Environmental Protection Agency will take action against San Francisco and potentially, Los Angeles, which have exacerbated a homeless problem to such an extent that they are polluting the Pacific Ocean with drug needles and raw human waste.

“While some might laugh at the notion that the washing of raw human waste into the San Francisco Bay should be cited by the EPA, the truth is that the effects can be catastrophic.  Just last year in Seattle, Washington (which should be in line for EPA sanction as well), opioids were found in mussels pulled from the Puget Sound.  Mussels, which filter sediment for nutrition, became contaminated due to the washing to raw human waste from a drug addicted homeless population directly into the Sound.

“It is beyond ironic that the far-left urban policies of cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are creating an environmental disaster for the coastal sea life which these same politicians claim to revere.  An EPA lawsuit holding these eco-socialist elites to the same standards which they would hold a private company should create an existential values clash on the left coast.  And hopefully, they will become ‘woke’ to the reality that their urban policies fail to serve any of their purported values.”

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President Trump keeps promise to secure southern border as wall goes up

Sept. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump for honoring his campaign commitment to build a border wall:

“ALG commends President Trump for continuing to fight against overwhelming odds to keep his promise to build the wall. Despite the efforts of Congressional obstructionists to keep our borders open to drug cartels and human traffickers, progress on the wall is finally being made. So far, 66 miles of border wall have been constructed to replace dilapidated barriers; 167 miles of border wall are under construction; and it’s expected that 450 miles of border wall will be completed by the end of next year. Furthermore, the 66 miles of new border wall is already proving its value: border crossings in that area have dropped by 86 percent. If the obstructionists in Congress truly cared about their constituents, they’d put aside their narrow interests and join President Trump in securing our border.”

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ALG urges no corn cave

Sept. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump to extend exemptions to oil refineries that are financially harmed by the requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard:

“President Trump has wisely provided exemptions for 33 oil refineries that were in danger of financial ruin based upon the out of control ethanol requirements within the Renewable Fuel Standard. Given the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil processing facilities, it is more important than ever to not only retain but increase our own fuel refining capacity. While corn state politicians are demanding more federally mandated corn purchases to turn food into fuel, President Trump should just say no. If it is decided to accommodate these political demands, the administration should at the very least create RINS caps to prevent arbitrary federal mandates from harming our domestic oil refining capacity.”

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ALG praises end of California waiver on emissions

Sept. 18, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump for ending California’s waiver to make its own regs on fuel economy standards:

“Former President Barack Obama put in place unreachable fuel economy standards through a regulation designed by many of the same people who support the Green New Deal. The Trump administration is wise to review the pie in the sky Obama limits with a view towards consumer safety and vehicle affordability. The President’s announcement that California will no longer be allowed a special exempt status in the future reflects a national vision for a robust domestic automobile industry and safe, affordable and clean cars. While many will whine that somehow the air will be dirtier, the truth is that affordable vehicles that utilize less gasoline and meet up to date environmental standards is far better for the environment across the nation, consumers and those who sell vehicles. On the affordability point alone, vehicles manufactured and sold staying at the 37-mpg fleet standard requirement will save consumers thousands of dollars on their new vehicles.”

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ALG urges Congress to demand reform of the DC Metro

Sept. 17, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement regarding federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as part of Americans for Limited Government’s program to identify wasteful federal spending:

“With its poor customer service and unreliability, the DC Metro is an embarrassment to the country. Metrorail has some of the highest fares in the country with the fewest service hours among large rail transit systems. On top of these high fares, federal taxpayers generously subsidize the agency. Yet it’s still not enough: Metro reported in 2016 that it had a maintenance backlog of over $17 billion, and it had an unfunded pension liability of $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2017. Due to its many problems, Metro’s ridership has fallen to the lowest level since the year 2000 – in spite of the fact that the local population has increased significantly since then. To start to address the transit system’s problems, Congress should predicate future funding on Metro beginning the process of contracting out the operation of all of its rail and bus lines. Having a contractor run the system should improve service and safety, and possibly even save taxpayers and riders money. Furthermore, to protect the interests of American taxpayers, Congress should demand that Metro allocate any additional compensation money it agrees to pay in future labor negotiations to cover any unfunded pension liabilities before increasing wages or benefits.”

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ALG urges Congress to eliminate funding for the EPA’s Environmental Education Program

Sept. 18, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to eliminate funding for the EPA’s Environmental Education Program as part of Americans for Limited Government’s program to identify wasteful federal spending:

“The Environmental Protection Agency needs to get out of the education business, and Congress should see to it that it does by eliminating funding for the agency’s Environmental Education Program. Each year, the EPA wastes millions of taxpayer dollars providing training and curriculum support, as well as funding, to schools, local governments, and nonprofits. There is no need for this. State and local officials, with input from parents, should decide the content of public school curricula – and there are plenty of sources of educational materials. Finally, with over 1,300 sites sufficiently contaminated to be designated Superfund sites, the EPA’s time and resources would be better spent addressing these problems.”

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ALG urges Congress to slash NLRB funding to match caseload

Sept. 19, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to slash the funding of the National Labor Relations Board as part of Americans for Limited Government’s program to identify wasteful federal spending:

“Although union membership and the National Labor Relations Board’s caseload have declined over the past three decades, the NLRB’s budget has grown. Fewer labor complaints are being filed, and fewer unionization elections are being requested. It’s time for Congress to right-size the NLRB and save taxpayers over $100 million a year. With any luck, trimming the payroll will dislodge some ‘Resisters’ from the Administration.”

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Latest fake news allegations against Justice Kavanaugh are an act of malice

Sept. 16, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest phony allegations by the New York Times against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

“The New York Times and all of its sycophants in the media need to be held accountable for publishing clearly scurrilous sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  The fact that the alleged ‘victim’ does not remember anything and the story was obviously made up out of whole cloth by a source with a political ax to grind was known by the authors of the premeditated attack piece.  Yet, these New York Times reporters published the smear anyway knowing that it would travel around the world before the truth could get out.

“This was an act of malice and the Times, which has embarked on a publicly acknowledged campaign to stop President Trump at any cost, needs to pay the price for failing to meet the journalistic standards of a high school newspaper.”

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Warren’s anti-fracking pledge disqualifies her, especially after Saudi oil fields attacked

Sept. 16, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the attack on the Saudi oil fields:

“The attack on the Saudi oil fields demonstrates to Americans who are too young to remember the 1973 oil embargos just how delicate the supply lines of oil are in the Middle East. While much of the world’s energy supply may be thrown into turmoil as a result of these attacks, with higher prices, the United States stands as a nation prepared to meet these energy challenges and higher demand — due to energy independence achieved under President Trump. Hydraulic fracturing is the reason why America is part of the solution to this energy supply attack, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s dangerous promise to end fracking, and all Democratic candidates who want to end off-shore drilling, can now be seen for the foolish pandering they represent. While Warren pretends to be a serious candidate for president, no one who would put America at the mercy of Middle East oil supplies can ever again be trusted in the White House.”

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Treasury should end Federal Reserve remittance payments that promote illegal immigration

Sept. 13, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to end illegal immigrant remittance payment programs to Mexico via the Federal Reserve:

“The Department of Treasury should end the Federal Reserve program Directo a Mexico that aids illegal aliens in making remittance payments to Mexico reported on by Michelle Malkin and Judicial Watch. It is incumbent upon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to conduct a thorough review of foreign remittances including this program and implement policies to deny the capacity of foreign nationals illegally in our country to send money home. Remittances are one of the primary funding mechanisms the human trafficking cartels and the greatest lure for illegal aliens and the federal government needs to take every action available under the law to deny traffickers this money source.”

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