Sunday, August 14, 2016

End fracking !

Fracking. (click here)

Horizontal Drilling.

It is all the same thing.

To the left is a diagram of horizontal drilling affiliated with fracking. Fracking isn't just the hole at the surface. The drilling goes down and makes a turn in absolutely any direction the drilling boss wants it to go. Of course, fracking, even it's tentacles, can't conduct it without the permission of the land or LAKE owners. The land above the minerals have the right to stop such reckless practices below lakes. 

How many inland lakes are in the state of Michigan? 

INLAND LAKES, excludes the Great Lakes. No clue?

I especially wanted to include these statistics in case the new "Lobbyist-Director" of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants to recount them, with a new and wetter definition for land. 

Michgian has 45,199 lakes. That was forty-five, one hundred and ninty-nine lakes. 

There is approximately one lake for every 10 acres in the State of Michigan. Now, how many fracking wells can be drilling in Michigan without endangering a lake?

The answer is NONE.

Then add to that the danger of drilling near any of the Great Lakes and there should be a moratorium on fracking!

Fracking is an ancient way of getting oil and gas out of the ground. Enough. Water is a precious commodity and Americans should covet and protect every drop in the country!

The people of the USA spend million upon millions to end greenhouse gas emissions and there is absolutely no appreciation for that, right?

Figure 1. (click here) Global CO2 production. (Note that in the U.S., cement accounts for 1.5 to 2%). Source: The Cement Sustainability Initiative Progress Report, June 2005.

July 21, 2016

An MIT-led team (click here) has defined the nanoscale forces that control how particles pack together during the formation of cement “paste,” the material that holds together concrete and causes that ubiquitous construction material to be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. By controlling those forces, the researchers will now be able to modify the microstructure of the hardened cement paste, reducing pores and other sources of weakness to make concrete stronger, stiffer, more fracture-resistant, and longer-lasting. Results from the researchers’ simulations explain experimental measurements that have confused observers for decades, and they may guide the way to other improvements, such as adding polymers to fill the pores and recycling waste concrete into a binder material, reducing the need to make new cement.

Each year, the world produces 2.3 cubic yards of concrete for every person on earth, in the process generating more than 10 percent of all industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. New construction and repairs to existing infrastructure currently require vast amounts of concrete, and consumption is expected to escalate dramatically in the future. “To shelter all the people moving into cities in the next 30 years, we’ll have to build the equivalent of several hundred New York cities,” says Roland Pellenq, senior research scientist in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and research director at France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). “There’s no material up to that task but concrete.”...

Well. Lookey thar.

The same man seeking justice for the city of Flint and it's people is suing the EPA to allow fracking to become a danger to the people of Michigan, too.

The title of the graph below is "How Many Lakes are there in Michigan?" (click here)

The Snyder Administration has no brains. They simply have Wall Street lining their pockets. Along with their lack of brains, is the fact they have no morals and could not care less about the people of Michigan.

August 4, 2016
By Jonathan Oosting

Lansing — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (click here) on Tuesday joined a multistate lawsuit seeking to block a new Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions at oil and natural gas sites.
The coalition of states, led by West Virginia, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to set aside what they call the “unlawful” rule finalized in May by the Environmental Protection Agency.
“The EPA has again gone beyond the authority it was granted by Congress to implement a rule that overburdens Michigan families and fails to take into consideration the costs of their overreach,” said Schuette spokeswoman Andrea Bitely....

The oil and gas industry leaks methane relentlessly into the troposphere....

....They have the largest methane leak in the history of the USA, if not the world and they want to do what?!?!?!?

Oh, they want to sue the EPA. Immoral, irresponsible, greedy, unethical and they OWN the governors that are carrying out the lawsuits with their attorney generals.

August 4, 2016
By Paul Monies

Oklahoma City — Oklahoma has joined a dozen other states (click here) in a lawsuit challenging federal regulations for methane emissions from new equipment at oil and natural gas sites.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt joined the effort Tuesday led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The rules are part of the Obama administration’s goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry more than 40 percent from 2012 levels by 2025....
They are lucky it is ONLY forty percent by 2025. It should be 100 percent and it should be ALL oil and gas wells and not just THE NEW ONES!!!!!!!!!

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the atmosphere....

Gaping holes in U.S. regulatory safety net allow methane leaks to go unchecked (click here) 

What happened?
On Oct. 23, 2015, a massive natural gas leak erupted at a storage well near Los Angeles. After attempts to plug the leak were unsuccessful, SoCal Gas began building a relief well to capture the leaking gas. In mid-February, the leak was fixed, according to state officials.

How big was the leak?
“It was a mega-leak, one of the biggest ever recorded,” says Tim O’Connor, California Oil & Gas Director. EDF estimates that the amount of methane leaked had the same 20-year climate impact as burning nearly a billion gallons of gasoline....

Snyder's "Agency Regulator Czar" and Grether will be working hand in hand with Enbridge.

Lawsuits, public hearings and more lawsuits and more public hearings, etc., etc., etc.

July 16, 2016
By Jen Eyer

...First, Snyder is telling us he’s unrepentant (click here) about his austerity-driven, pro-business and privatization agenda. Despite the tragic outcome of his emergency management in Flint, the abhorrent results of his privatization of veteran care and prison food, and the havoc that his business tax cuts have wreaked on our state budget, he will continue relentlessly pursuing the ideology that business interests top everything.
Second, Snyder is telling Michiganders that he sides with the interests of Enbridge over the protection of our most precious natural resource. Michigan faces an urgent environmental threat right now from the aging pair of oil pipelines known as Line 5 running beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5 has exceeded its life expectancy, would not be approved today, and is operated by the company responsible for the greatest inland oil spill in U.S. history — also right here in Michigan.
Researchers have shown that due to the currents in the Straits, a spill would be catastrophic for the Great Lakes, decimating up to 700 miles of shoreline. And to meet this threat, Snyder appointed a former BP lobbyist who was heavily involved in the company’s response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico —  the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
Not only was she involved, but she was proud to shield the company from consequences. In hermLinkedIn bio, Grether boasts that she “Developed and implemented successful external relations strategies for the Gulf Coast in response to the DWH accident, thereby achieving no legislation adverse to BP being introduced in the Gulf states.”
A state study of Line 5, paid for by Enbridge, is underway, and the recommendations are expected in 2017. But before the results are made public, Enbridge will get at least five days to examine the results.
We can assume Grether has already been involved in the process, as the proposals for this study were assessed by an inter-agency team from Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office, the DEQ, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan Agency for Energy, where Grether was deputy director immediately prior to her DEQ appointment.
It is impossible not to be suspicious that Grether will bow to pressure from Enbridge to water down the recommendations. It is equally impossible to believe that Grether would actually advocate against the interests of a powerful company in the industry to which her entire career belongs — and to which, if history is a guide, she will likely return after her stint in state government.
Finally, Snyder is telling Michiganders he just doesn’t care what they think....

Pay attention now, this may be the last honest assessment Michiganders will have of Line 5 and 6B. This is why good, 'ole Grether was hired. There is absolutely no other reason. To insure the right state and federal people get into the officers for power over the people. I don't what anyone says. This is why she was hired.

In Michigan, (click here) there are two major tar sands pipelines, both run by the company Enbridge.  These pipelines are a part of a larger plan to pump tar sands to the east coast for export....

The thickest, cruddiest and highest polluting tar sands crud is going to travel thousands of miles and endangering every living thing along the way.

...Enbridge’s Line 6B is the pipeline that spilled in Kalamazoo in 2010 (click here) and has been recently expanded to double its capacity for tar sands oil transportation.  This line runs through the southern part of Michigan and connects to lines in Canada and the east coast for oil export.
Line 5 runs through the northeast part of Michigan and under the Straits of Mackinac.  Now over 60 years old, Enbridge is increasing the capacity of this pipeline to carry more tar sands oil without renovating or updating the line itself.  This line is literally hanging in the Great Lakes, and estimates have shown a spill in this area would rival the size of the Exxon Valdez.
Enbridge’s Line 17 (and Line 79 expansion running alongside Line 17) jut off of Line 6B.  These pipelines serve as conduits for the tar sands refineries in Toledo and Detroit.  Two other pipelines have been leased by Enbridge from Wolverine Pipeline.  These pipelines carry oil from Lines 17 and 79 directly to refineries in Toledo and Detroit....

Colorado. That's right, Colorado has been leaking large amounts of CH4 into the troposphere.

There is not a sealed oil and gas well in the country. All the fracked site leak.

07 February 2012
By Jeff Tollefson

Natural-gas operations in areas such as Wyoming’s Jonah Field could release far more methane into the atmosphere than previously thought.

When US government scientists (click here) began sampling the air from a tower north of Denver, Colorado, they expected urban smog — but not strong whiffs of what looked like natural gas. They eventually linked the mysterious pollution to a nearby natural-gas field, and their investigation has now produced the first hard evidence that the cleanest-burning fossil fuel might not be much better than coal when it comes to climate change.
Led by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, the study estimates that natural-gas producers in an area known as the Denver-Julesburg Basin are losing about 4% of their gas to the atmosphere — not including additional losses in the pipeline and distribution system. This is more than double the official inventory, but roughly in line with estimates made in 2011 that have been challenged by industry. And because methane is some 25 times more efficient than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, releases of that magnitude could effectively offset the environmental edge that natural gas is said to enjoy over other fossil fuels.
“If we want natural gas to be the cleanest fossil fuel source, methane emissions have to be reduced,” says Gabrielle Pétron, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and first author on the study, currently in press at the Journal of Geophysical Research. Emissions will vary depending on the site, but Pétron sees no reason to think that this particular basin is unique. “I think we seriously need to look at natural-gas operations on the national scale.”
The results come as a natural-gas boom hits the United States, driven by a technology known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, that can crack open hard shale formations and release the natural gas trapped inside. Environmentalists are worried about effects such as water pollution, but the US government is enthusiastic about fracking. In his State of the Union address last week, US President Barack Obama touted natural gas as the key to boosting domestic energy production....

Just a review of the BP lobbyists and their catastrophic results on the Gulf of Mexico.

If anyone believes Heidi Grether will be better for Michigan than any other BP lobbyist was for the Gulf of Mexico, then they delusional. 

The appointment of Heidi Grether to the post in Michigan and only raise more suspicion to the Synder connection to the poisoning of the people of Flint.

June 1, 2010
By Laura Strickler

In the two years (click here) leading up to the catastrophic spill in the Gulf, BP hired twelve lobbying firms and paid them $32 million to press their agenda in Congress, at the White House and in the halls of at least fourteen federal agencies, according to lobbying records.
It was familiar territory for the lobbyists. A CBS News analysis of lobbying records reveals that 29 out of 43 BP hired guns were former Congressional or Administration staffers.
For Obama's first three months in office, BP hired the Duberstein Group led by President Reagan's former chief of staff Ken Duberstein to exclusively lobby the White House on "Energy security proposals". Duberstein brought along heavy hitters such as former Carter Administration veteran Mike Berman and Eric Ueland who served as the former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN).
BP also hired the Podesta Group, led by uber-lobbyist Tony Podesta, to lobby Congress. Podesta is a top Washington insider whose brother is former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta. The firm also counts David Marin among its lobbyists - he once served as a top GOP investigator for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Former staffers from the Louisiana Congressional delegation are also well-represented on BP's lobbying team. There are three former employees from Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) office, one from former Senator John Breaux's (D-LA) office and another from Rep. Jim McCrery's (R-LA) office. Former Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX) also serves as a lobbyist for BP.
Senate records also reveal that several prominent veterans of the Bush Administration went on to work for BP such as Daniel Meyer, a former assistant to President Bush for legal affairs, and Michael LaRocco, who served at the Interior Department as an aide to the top official at the agency.
One lobbying report submitted in July 2008 showed BP lobbying the House, Senate and two federal agencies on the "Impacts of proposals to expand the Marine [sic] Sanctuariries in the Gulf of Mexxico on present and future oil and gas interests."

Offshore wind is more powerful than realized previously.

11 August 2016
University of Delaware (click here) researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States.
The findings, published in a paper in theJournal of Geophysical ResearchAtmospheres, could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the assessment of how much wind power can be produced, what type of turbines should be used, how many turbines should be installed and the spacing between each....
It is about the math.
Authors: Cristina L. Archer, Brian A. Colle, Dana L. Veron, Fabrice Vernon and Matthew J. Sienkiewicz
First published: 9 August 2016
The marine boundary layer of the northeastern U.S. (click here) is studied with focus on wind speed, atmospheric stability, and turbulent kinetic energy (TKE), the three most relevant properties in the context of offshore wind power development. Two long-term observational data sets are analyzed. The first one consists of multilevel meteorological variables measured up to 60 m during 2003–2011 at the offshore Cape Wind tower, located near the center of the Nantucket Sound. The second data set comes from the 2013–2014 IMPOWR campaign (Improving the Modeling and Prediction of Offshore Wind Resources), in which wind and wave data were collected with new instruments on the Cape Wind platform, in addition to meteorological data measured during 19 flight missions offshore of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. It is found that, in this region: (1) the offshore wind resource is remarkable, with monthly average wind speeds at 60 m exceeding 7 m s−1all year round, highest winds in winter (10.1 m s−1) and lowest in summer (7.1 m s−1), and a distinct diurnal modulation, especially in summer; (2) the marine boundary layer is predominantly unstable (61% unstable vs. 21% neutral vs. 18% stable), meaning that mixing is strong, heat fluxes are positive, and the wind speed profile is often nonlogarithmic (~40% of the time); and (3) the shape of the wind speed profile (log versus nonlog) is an effective qualitative proxy for atmospheric stability, whereas TKE alone is not....

Methane is a really bad idea as an alternative fuel. There are far too many leaks to justify it's use as a source of clean engery.

Methane is not clean energy. It never has been and has taken American lives in explosions.

February 17, 2016

Fracking is not good for the climate. (click here) Or, to put it a tad more scientifically, “By The Time Natural Gas Has A Net Climate Benefit You’ll Likely Be Dead And The Climate Ruined,” as I wrote two years ago.
New satellite data and surface observations analyzed by Harvard researchers confirm previous data and observations: U.S. methane emissions are considerably higher than the official numbers from the EPA. Significantly, the EPA numbers are mostly based on industry-provided estimates, not actual measurements.
While this new study doesn’t attribute a specific source to the remarkable 30 percent increase in U.S. methane emissions from 2002–2014, many other studies have identified the source of those emissions as leakage of methane from the natural gas production and delivery system.
The central problem for the climate is that natural gas is mostly methane (CH4), a super-potent greenhouse gas, which traps 86 times as much heat as CO2 over a 20-year period. That’s why many studies find that even a very small leakage rate can have a large climate impact — enough to gut the entire benefit of switching from coal-fired power to gas for a long, long time.
Even worse, other studies find — surprise, surprise — natural gas plants don’t replace only high-carbon coal plants. They often replace very low carbon power sources like solar, wind, nuclear, and even energy efficiency. That means even a very low leakage rate wipes out the climate benefit of fracking....

More corruption in Michigan's Governor Snyder's office.

Aug. 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Lansing (AP) — Michigan’s newly named top environmental regulator (click here) said Wednesday that she is not defined by her past as an oil and gas lobbyist and will make decisions with no “particular bent” other than protecting the environment and human health.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointment of Heidi Grether to lead the Department of Environmental Quality in the wake of fallout from the Flint water crisis has drawn criticism because of her ties to BP, the company responsible for another environmental disaster — the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

But Grether, who began the job last week, told The Associated Press in an interview that “who I am is a whole lot more than just my last job.” She said it is “unfortunate” yet understandable that people “make assumptions based on what they read.”

“I would hope that folks would give me a chance to see how actually I plan to run this agency, what kinds of decisions come out of it and how we make those decisions,” Grether said. “This is an important job. I’ve taken an oath of office for it. Notwithstanding my past, that oath of office is what drives me to follow the law, follow the rules, be responsive to concerns that are raised, be fair, try to get all the information to make good decisions and to move forward.”

She added: “I hope that people will see and understand that I am not coming at this as a particular person from a particular bent.”...
Environmental Defense Fund

Until recently, (click here) little was known about exactly where and how much methane was emitted during oil and gas activities.
Meanwhile, national oil and gas production has been booming, with few regulations to keep air pollutants like methane in check.
How significant are these emissions to the climate, considering methane’s potent impact as a greenhouse gas?

Filling a problematic data gap

In 2012, we set out to better answer this question by launching our largest research project to date: A series of 16 independent, rigorously executed projects [PDF] designed to find out how much and from where methane is escaping into the atmosphere across the entire supply chain.
Now, as study results start to emerge, we’re learning there’s little time to waste if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change—yet practical, cost-effective solutions are possible now.

Collaboration has been critical

The studies examine all areas that make up the oil and gas supply chain: production; gathering lines and processing facilities; long-distance pipelines, storage, and local distribution; as well as some end users using natural gas, commercial trucks and refueling stations.
An investigation of this unprecedented magnitude required collaboration with almost 100 research and industry experts.

No one tool is perfect

Measuring methane—an odorless, colorless gas that dissipates quickly—is challenging work.
And results can vary, depending on the measurement tools used, the specific conditions where research is done and the scientific assumptions made. This all adds up to a high degree of variance in reported leak rates. Our series was designed to help combine, compare or contrast methods to fuel precision, instead of confusion....
End fracking. It is far too dangerous. If any other industry said there was no one perfect tool to prevent human tragedy, they would be run out of Washington, DC on a rail.
Enough of the excuses. Enough of the indulgences. Enough of CH4 pollution!

Global Warming is defeating armies. That is mostly bad news for freedom.

It's Sunday Night

August 14, 2016
By Siachen

The death of 10 soldiers earlier this year in an avalanche in the critical Sonam post, located close to the Line of Control with Pakistan, was due to global warming.

Climate change (click here) is making the life of the soldiers posted in the world’s highest and arduous battlefield – Siachen Glacier – not just tough but also dangerous, as temperature rises and the snow melts faster. Siachen, which has the dubious distinction of having seen more soldiers dying due to extreme weather (temperatures at times drop below -50 degree Celsius) than the enemy bullet, is feeling the heat of global warming.
The death of 10 soldiers earlier this year in an avalanche in the critical Sonam post, located close to the Line of Control with Pakistan, was due to global warming. “The entire incident (at Sonam) was because of climate change only. Because, we generally don’t have ice avalanches. Avalanches are generally snow avalanches.
“What happened in Sonam was that a hanging glacier, which was stuck to the ice wall had fallen off. That was just because in the last 15 or 20 days (prior to the accident), the temperature had been rising,” Lt Col S Sengupta, Commandant of the Siachen Battle School told PTI. Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who was rescued after being buried 30 feet below snow for six days at the Sonam Post, located at about 19,600 feet, could not be saved....
The effect of the climate change is such that the snout of the Siachen Glacier has actually receded back by about 800 metres in the last one decade or so. (Source: Express file photo)

"Clean Air" by Stickybuds vs Mista Savona feat. Burro Banton (official website blog - clean here - thank you)

Yeah, man
I'm...with Mother Earth (Yeah, man)
Then I march up to Earth with a mass destruction (Oh, oh, oh, oh)
Global Warming

Too much pollution, yeah
Killlin' off the bird, the fishes, man and woman
Yeah, man, global warming

Talkin' 'bout the birds, 
Talkin' 'bout the bees
Talkin' 'bout the fishes in the seas

Talkin' 'bout, the birds, 
Talkin' 'bout the bees 
'bout the fishes in the seas

Talkin' 'bout, talkin' 'bout
The birds, the bees and and fishes in the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

With the ozone layer with a lot of disesase
We needs a solution, please

Talkin' 'bout, talkin' 'bout
The birds, the bees and and fishes in the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

Blow atomic bomb, our nuclear energy
Protectin' from the victim and the days of disease

This is the robota askin' globally

So when you cut down the tree
Raw Earth that you leave

The means is a landslide that you conceive 
When the Earth gained hotter by so much degrees

Gonna melt all the ice and rise all the seas
Flood and hurricanes

Yes, we gonna see!
Tsunami, earthquake and a lot of disease

Mass destruction gonna see like this
Mista pollution, I am beggin' you to leave

Talkin' 'bout
The birds, the bees and and fishes in the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

With the ozone layer and with a lot of disesase
We needs a solution, please

Talkin' 'bout
The birds, the bees and and fishes in the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

Blow atomic bomb, our nuclear energy
Protecting from the victim and the days of disease

This is where robota teachin' globally


Talkin' about the birds
And they alkin' bout the bees
And they talkin' 'bout the fishes
And they talkin' 'bout the seas

And they talkin' 'bout 
And they talkin' 'bout
And they talkin' 'bout

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And they talkin' 'bout
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And they talkin' 'bout
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And they talkin' 'bout 
And they talkin' 'bout

Yeah, man

Talkin' 'bout, the birds, 
And the bees 
And the fishes of the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

And the ozone layer with a lot of disesase
We needs a solution, please

Talkin' 'bout, talkin' 'bout
The birds, the bees and and fishes in the seas
And the global warming and the killin' of the trees

Blow atomic bomb, our nuclear energy
Protectin' from the victim and the days of disease

This is the robota askin' globally

I wonder if my time 
when needed to stop
Around globe, man
Yeah, man

Clean air
Clean country
Fetch and Burro Banton appealing to them

Sheer across the board
Right around the globe
Atta boog

There are too many guns on the street.

Holy men of any religion are in danger and their protection has to be considered. 

What is the law and order candidate going to do to end these assassinations?

As of 2015, (click here) the State of New York and it's gun laws was one of the safest in the country.

New York is 48th in guns per capita, (click here) Hawaii is 49th, New Jersey 50th and Washington, DC is the lowest per capita of gun ownership.

When were those demonstrations to prevent the new Mosque being built at the World Trade Tower site?

From Wikipedia:

New York City fireman Tim Brown opposed the project, saying: "A mosque ... that's using foreign money from countries with shariah law is unacceptable, especially in this neighborhood". Brown allied with the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), a conservative law firm founded by Pat Robertson that champions the rights of Christians to build and worship freely. Brown sought to pressure Abdul Rauf to disclose fully the project's funding sources. Peter Ferrara, General Counsel of the American Civil Rights Union (not to be confused with the ACLU), observed: "The Cordoba Mosque was the third largest mosque complex in the world ... built on the site of a former Christian church, to commemorate the Muslim conquest of Spain. This perpetuated a cultural Muslim practice of building mosques on the sites of historic conquests.
More than 20,000 people signed an online petition for the Committee to Stop the Ground Zero Mosque, and unsuccessfully lobbied the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to give the location landmark status, which would have added a major hurdle to construction.
Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said "putting a mosque ... very close to Ground Zero is unacceptable.... Even though the vast majority of Muslims ... condemned their actions on Sept. 11, 2001, it still remains a fact that the people who perpetrated the 9/11 attack were Muslims and proclaimed they were doing what they were doing in the name of Islam. Bill Rench, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church which is located near the proposed mosque site, also spoke out against its construction.
The Zionist Organization of America opposes the construction of Park51 due to its location, and questions about Abdul Rauf. The Simon Wiesenthal Center also opposes the location of the planned Park51.
Speaking in his capacity as a "spokesperson for the conservative Tea Party political movement", Mark Williams called it a monument to the terror attacks. He characterized the proposed religious facilities at the site as a place which would be used for "terrorists to worship their monkey god". Williams would be expelled from the National Tea Party Federation two months after making this remark, for racially inflammatory remarks regarding a later and unrelated controversy.
The Dove World Outreach Center also held a protest against the building of Park51....