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Organizational Sign-On Pledge: In Opposition to Trump's FERC Appointments
If your organization would like to sign the below letter and stay actively connected to the effort to oppose Trump's upcoming nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), please fill out the below form. We'll be in touch about the ways we plan to pressure senators to vote no on Trump's FERC appointments, including potential actions steps and other ways to get involved. Feel free to contact Actions@BeyondExtremeEnergy.org if you have questions or concerns.

This is a coalition effort that includes Beyond Extreme Energy, Green America, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, among others.

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We understand that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, ignores and dismisses community and climate concerns when reviewing industry permits for fracked-gas pipelines and other infrastructure.
 
Research indicates that the agency has rejected ONLY ONE such application, in 2016, in 30 years. FERC is in essence a rubber-stamp agency for the fracked-gas industry.
 
Donald Trump will be able to nominate three Republican commissioners and one other commissioner to the five-member panel over the next six months, one of whom will be a new chair. There are now three vacancies, given the resignation of former chair Norman Bay in the last week of January, and one sitting commissioner’s term expires in June.
 
Within just weeks, FERC could be controlled by Trump. As bad as things are now with FERC, they could get worse. All FERC-sponsored, open community meetings on proposed fracked-gas infrastructure projects could become one-person-at-a-time, behind-closed-door meetings, as has happened already under the current regime in Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Virginia. FERC could institute rigid, compressed timelines for action on permit applications. Landowners fighting eminent domain abuse could face greater pressure from pipeline companies anxious to take their land. FERC staff could be ordered to do even worse jobs on Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements that deal with threats to community health, safety and climate. The FERC public relations department could actively attempt to portray communities that oppose proposed pipelines in the most negative light. The FERC building security in DC could become more repressive against those who protest there.
 
Trump’s nominations need to be approved by the full Senate. We call upon members of the Senate, especially those on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee which has to review those nominations, to speak out about the myriad problems with FERC and press Trump’s nominees about its rubber-stamp history for gas industry expansion.
 
We pledge that when Trump makes his first FERC nomination we will work actively against it and the other nominations, as best and as much as we can, in collaboration with other organizations doing the same.
 
Signed,
 
Advocates for Springfield, NY
Allegheny Defense Project
American Medical Student Association
The AMP Creeks Council
Athens County [Ohio] Fracking Action Network
Aquashicola/ Pohopoco Watershed Conservancy
Berks Gas Truth
Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
Beyond Extreme Energy
Buckeye Environmental Network
Catskill Citizens For Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
The Center And Library for the Bible and Social Justice
Center for Biological Diversity
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment
Citizens Against the Rehoboth Compressor Station (CARCS)
Citizens For Water
Clean Air Council
Climate 911
CODEPINK for Peace
Columbus Community Bill of Rights
Compressor Free Franklin
Concerned Citizens of Otego, NY
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Earth Action, Inc.
ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603
Exact Solar
The FANG Collective
Food and Water Watch
Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS)
Fossil Free Rhode Island
FreshWater Accountability Project
Friends for Environmental Justice
Friends of the Harmed
Gas Free Seneca
Glenville Environmental Organization
glofernartstudio.org
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Guernsey County Citizens Support on Drilling Issues
Green America
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Howard County (MD) Climate Action
Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
Lancaster Against Pipelines
LEPOCO Peace Center (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern)
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Milford Doers/Residents of Crumhorn Mtn
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance
NC WARN
New Haven Leon Sister City Project
New Progressive Alliance
North Jersey Pipeline Walkers
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
NYH2o
OgreOgress Productions
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)
Otsego 2000, Inc.
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air
Pennsylvania Earth Guardians
People Over Pipelines
Plymouth Friends of Clean Water
Popular Resistance
Preserve Giles County
Preserve Montgomery County, VA
Preserve Roanoke/Bent Mountain
Protectors of the Planet
Renewable Energy Long Island
Resist the Pipeline
ROAR Against Fracking
Rockfish Valley Investments LLC
Rogue Climate
Roseland Against Compressor Station (RACS)
Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG)
Sane Energy Project
SEED: Stopping Extraction and Exports Destruction
Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Affiliate
Sierra Club Niagara Group
South Coast Neighbors United, Inc.
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expanson
Stop the Pipeline
Students for a Just and Stable Future
Sugar Shack Alliance
Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development
Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development (SACRED)
Sullivan County Residents Against Millennium (SCRAM)
Sunflower Alliance
Sustainable Loudoun
Sustainable Medina County
SustainUS
Underground Scholar Association
Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, Green Team
Valley Watch, Inc
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
We Are Cove Point
Western New York Peace Center
West Roxbury Saves Energy
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Williams Township Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline
Winyah Rivers Foundation
WV Environmental Council
350 CT
350 Eugene
350 Loudoun
350 Massachusetts Berkshire Node
350 Salem, OR

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