We need a big showing at FERC’s September meeting! We’ll have a rally before the meeting begins and then we’ll be inside the meeting, in overflow rooms, outside chanting, and some of us will even go to Capitol Hill to lobby. We’ll be chanting, disrupting, showing solidarity, and lobbying.
FERC is set to reconvene on September 20th with Trump’s Senate-approved commissioners Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee eager to use their newly minted rubber stamps.
All of this is happening as the Senate and House are moving bills that would expand FERC’s authority. One of the House bills actually strips the president of the border crossing authority used to stop Keystone XL and gives it to FERC. But the worst of the bills is the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017, S. 1460. It expands FERC’s authority by requiring other permitting agencies to “give deference” to FERC and it limits FERC’s review of LNG facilities to 45 days.
Haven’t they been reading the headlines? The same problems we’ve been telling them about for more than a year are starting to get some notice.
Rushed approvals, refusal to consider climate impacts, approvals with insufficient information. And Congress wants to expand FERC’s authority?
No way! Unacceptable!
Will you help us send that message to FERC and Congress on September 20th?
Here’s how YOU can help!
Organizations – please endorse our action here
Individuals – sign up to attend the rally and the other actions on the 20th here
Everyone – share the Facebook event here
RALLY, 8:30 a.m. at FERC, 888 First St NE, Washington, DC 20426
Program TBA – Stay Tuned!
FERC Meeting,10 a.m.
Lobbying on the Hill, meetings being scheduled – Be sure to indicate that you’re interested in lobbying on the sign-up form.