On Thursday March 24 at noon, Josh Fox, Bethany Yarrow, Karenna Gore, and Tim DeChristopher, together with Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE), and families, concerned citizens and landowners, will cook and serve pancakes at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to protest its role in wrecking the Holleran family maple farm in New Milford PA. FERC’s pipeline permit gave the Constitution Pipeline Company and its chainsaw team – flanked by heavily-armed federal marshals – the supposed “right” to clear-cut Hollerans’ the maple tree stand on the family farm, in the middle of the maple sugaring season, despite the pipeline not having all the necessary permits from state agencies.
The pancakes will be cooked using solar power, and served with maple syrup – to honor the Hollerans and their farm – to FERC employees and passersby.
The protest will confront FERC for their reckless and dangerous behavior that helped Constitution seize property by eminent domain and prematurely cut the Hollerans’ trees. BXE will also demand that FERC stop issuing permits for the new pipelines and other projects supporting the expansion of the fracked gas industry, which is ruining our neighborhoods and countryside , threatening the health and safety of all of us, and adding to the climate crisis.
The action will be made into a video by award-winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox. He is on tour with his new film “How to Let Go of the World: and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.” To learn more about the film and Josh’s tour, visit www.howtoletgomovie.com.
Who: Josh Fox, award-winning documentary film-maker (GASLAND)
Bethany Yarrow, singer-songwriter
Karenna Gore, Director of Center for Earth Ethics
Tim DeChristopher, environmental activist, co-founder, Climate Disobedience Center
and other guests
Beyond Extreme Energy
What: Pancakes cooked with solar power, and served with maple syrup – to honor the Hollerans and their maple tree farm – to FERC employees and passersby
When 12 noon until approximately 2 PM
Where: 888 First Street NE, Washington DC
Press Contact: Lee Stewart (703)-999-2634