Urgent – the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Needs Your Phone Call …Now!
They are planning to schedule hearings that would install Donald Trump Nominees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
FERC is notorious for abusing its legal authority and peoples’ rights.
e.g. FERC routinely strips people of their legal right to challenge pipeline projects until it is too late – until property rights have been stripped, forests cut, and people are forced to live next to explosive fracked gas pipelines and compressors.
Right Now, FERC Can’t Approve Any Fracked Gas Pipelines or LNG Export Facilities Because they Don’t have the Legal Quorum Necessary to Cast Binding Votes. We need to keep it that way.
And we certainly don’t want a Donald Trump appointee, with a 5 year term, who will be expected to be loyal to a President with unknown business ties to nations and companies around the world.
Remember – this is not a political issue – this is a people issue.
Don’t’ let anyone suggest to you otherwise.
Call Your Two Senators & Then 3 Members of the Senate Committee
- I am calling to urge the Senator to oppose hearings on the President’s nominations for the vacant FERC Commissioner Seats.
- Instead I want the Senator to make it his/her/their top priority to hold hearings into the abuses of power and law being experienced by communities across this nation at the hands of FERC and to identify needed reforms.
- Without hearings and reforms FERC will continue to abuse its power and the health, safety and welfare of all decent people here in America.
- Installing Commissioners advanced by a President with business interests around the world that conflict with good decision-making and energy policy here in the U.S., particularly one that demands loyalty to himself from his agency heads, is a serious national security risk.
Don’t know your Senators’ phone number? Find it here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm?State=MA
The Members of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources are:
Senator Maria Cantwell, Minority Ranking Member: 202 224 3441
Senator Bernie Sanders: 202 224 5141
Senator Al Franken: 202 224 5641
Senator Ron Wyden: 202 224 5244
Senator Debbie Stabenow: 202 224 4822
Senator Angus King: 202 224 5344
Senator Mazie Hirono: 202 224 6361
Senator Tammy Duckworth: 202 224 2854
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto: 202 224 3542
Senator Joe Manchin: 202 224 3954
Senator Martin Heinrich: 202 224 5521
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chair: 202 224 6665
Senator Rob Portman: 202 224 3353
Senator John Barrasso: 202 224 6441
Senator James Risch: 202 224 2752
Senator Mike Lee: 202 224 5444
Senator Jeff Flake: 202 224 4521
Senator Steve Daines: 202 224 2651
Senator Cory Gardner: 202 224 5941
Senator Lamar Alexander: 202 224 4944
Senator John Hoeven: 202 224 2551
Senator Bill Cassidy: 202 224 5824
Senator Luther Strange: 202 224 4124
Thanks to Maya van Rossum and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network for putting together this call-in.