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AFP, New York Lawmakers Call For State’s Withdrawal From RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme

August 16, 2011 J

AFP Press Release:

Americans for Prosperity, Upstate New York Lawmakers: Stop New York’s Participation in RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme Before It’s Too Late

RGGI, Burdensome Regulations Jeopardize Thousands of Jobs at AES Somerset, Other Area Coal Plants

LINK: Click here for the UStream of today’s press conference.

DATELINE: SOMERSET, NY – Americans for Prosperity joined forces today with several upstate New York elected leaders to sound the alarm bell over the job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Cap & Trade scheme and other destructive “green” regulations that are threatening the viability of the area’s electricity-producing coal plants and risking thousands of jobs in the region.

Press Conference and Seminar to Highlight Job-Killing Impact of RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme

August 10, 2011 J

Americans for Prosperity and state and local elected officials will hold a joint press conference next Tuesday, August 16th in the Town of Somerset to draw attention to the threat posed to seventeen power plants in the Upstate New York Region.

The event is scheduled to take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Somerset Town Hall, 8700 Haight Road, with state Senator George Maziarz, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Somerset Councilman Daniel Engert, and AFP NJ Director Steve Lonegan to highlight the destructive impact the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme and other burdensome taxes on ratepayers are having on upstate New York.

The press conference will draw attention specifically to the threat posed to AES Somerset Generation Plant and the region’s sixteen other coal plants. Last year, AES Somerset was forced to suspend operations due to economic pressures brought about by the RGGI Cap & Trade program and other regulatory mandates.

School Fair Highlights Educational Choice in WNY

July 31, 2011 J

Private, parochial, and charter schools from around the Western New York area, gathered at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, NY to showcase their curriculum and programs in celebration of Milton Friedman for Freedom Legacy Day on July 29, 2011.

Parents and the public learned more about the school choice movement as one way of improving our educational system.

Educational School Choice Fair in Celebration of Milton Friedman Legacy Day

July 19, 2011 J

To honor Milton Friedman’s vision and the impact he has had on our society, Americans for Prosperity Foundation New York and the Foundation for Educational Choice will be sponsoring a Celebrating Educational Choice School Fair on Friday, July 29th at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, NY from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please join us as we explore school choice in the Western New York area! Private and Charter Schools will highlight their curriculum and programs and there will be activities and prizes for children to enjoy! Learn more about the options parents have in educating their children while we celebrate Milton Friedman Legacy Day!

Americans for Prosperity New York Activist Sues to Stop State’s Participation in RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme

June 28, 2011 J

For Immediate Release – June 28, 2011

Americans for Prosperity New York Activist Sues to Stop State’s Participation in RGGI Cap & Trade Scheme

“A Direct Legal Challenge to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative”


DATELINE: NEW YORK, NY – An Americans for Prosperity New York activist today filed suit challenging New York State’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Cap & Trade program.

Buffalo-area activist Lisa Thrun, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit and volunteer grassroots chair for Americans for Prosperity’s New York chapter, explained the impetus for filing the lawsuit.

“I’m here today because as a ratepayer, as a taxpayer I was not represented and neither were the taxpayers of New York State.”

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