URGENT ACTION: Call/Write FERC–No Rushed Permits!

Friends of Communities and the Climate

Due to the recent resignation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Norman Bay, FERC will lose its ability to approve permits on Friday, February 3rd! There is speculation that the industry is pushing FERC to approve several pending permit applications this week, before they lose the quorum of commissioners needed to do so. These pipelines include Williams Partners’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, NEXUS Gas Transmission’s NEXUS pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Rover project,  and National Fuel Gas Co’s Northern Access Expansion.

Write or call Norman Bay’s staff today! Tell them not to approve these permits.

Sample message: I’m writing/calling to encourage Norman Bay and FERC to refrain from approval of pipeline permits currently before the commission, including Williams Partners’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, NEXUS Gas Transmission’s NEXUS pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Rover project,  and National Fuel Gas Co’s Northern Access Expansion. To rush these pipelines through now just to get them approved before FERC loses its quorum on Feb. 3rd would be a disappointing way for Norman Bay to end his time at FERC. Refrain from approving these pipelines. For the communities that stand to be hurt by these projects, and for the climate, do the right thing.

Contact Information for Norman Bay’s Advisors

Emma Nicholson (Advisor) 202-502-8846emma.nicholson@ferc.gov

Erica Hough (Advisor) 202-502-8251erica.hough@ferc.gov 
 
Rama Zakaria (Advisor) 202-502-6592rama.zakaria@ferc.gov
 
Tyler Stoff (Program Analyst) 202-502-8270tyler.stoff@ferc.gov

Benjamin Williams (Confidential Assistant) 202-502-8506benjamin.williams@ferc.gov

                               Spread the word!

Please forward this message to everyone you know, especially to networks you’re connected to. FERC will lose its ability to approve permits on Feb. 3rd, so we must act fast! 
 
Additionally, if you’re connected to or able to reach out to community leaders, business leaders, or local and/or state politicians, please do so. Ask them to call FERC and request that these projects not be rushed through this week.