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
Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live (APPPL)
The AMP Creeks Council
Athens County [Ohio] Fracking Action Network
Aquashicola/ Pohopoco Watershed Conservancy
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
Balance & Accuracy in Journalism
Berks Gas Truth
Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
Beyond Extreme Energy
Bold Alliance
Breathe Easy Susquehanna County
Bronx Climate Justice North
Buckeye Environmental Network
The Canary Coalition
Catskill Citizens For Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
The Center And Library for the Bible and Social Justice
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Earth Ethics
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Citizens Climate Collaborative
Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment
Citizens Against the Rehoboth Compressor Station (CARCS)
Citizens for Clean Water
Citizens For Water
Clean Air Council
Climate Action Alliance of the Valley
Climate Disobedience Center
Climate Emergency Coalition
Climate Policy Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Climate 911
Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline
CODEPINK for Peace
Columbus Community Bill of Rights
Complete It Cuomo
Compressor Free Franklin
Concerned Citizens of Otego, NY
Cumberland County Caring Voices
CUNYDIVEST from fossil fuels
Deep Green Resistance New York
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
Dragonfly Climate Collective
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
Frack-free Tennessee
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
Green Party of Virginia
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Hilton Anti-Herbicide Coalition
Howard County (MD) Climate Action
Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Indivisible VA10
Indivisible Winchester
Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
Lancaster Against Pipelines
Lebanon Pipeline Awareness
LEPOCO Peace Center (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern)
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Milford Doers/Residents of Crumhorn Mtn
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Minisink Matters
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance
Move To Amend Lower Bucks
NC Climate Solutions Coalition
NC WARN
New Energy Economy
New Haven Leon Sister City Project
New Progressive Alliance
New York Climate Action Group
New York Society for Ethical Culture - Environmental Stewardship Committee
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
North Jersey Pipeline Walkers
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
NY Buddhist Climate Action Network
NYC Friends of Clearwater
NYH2o
Occupy Bergen County
OgreOgress Productions
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)
Otsego 2000, Inc.
Peace Action Manhattan
Pennsylvanians Against Fracking
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air
Pennsylvania Earth Guardians
People, Not Pipelines
People Over Pipelines
Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility - TN Chapter
Plymouth Friends of Clean Water
Popular Resistance
Preserve Giles County
Preserve Montgomery County, VA
Preserve Roanoke/Bent Mountain
Protect Orange County
Protectors of the Planet
PSR Florida
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
QuestionFracking.org
Renewable Energy Long Island
Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga (RAFT)
Resist Spectra
Resist the Pipeline
Richmond Progressive Alliance
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
South Coast Neighbors United, Inc.
SouthEast Communities Against Pollution (SECAP)
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion
Stop the Minisink Compressor Station
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
Town of Weston, CT
Triangle Branch, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
Underground Scholar Association
Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, Green Team
United for Action
UU Congregation of Binghamton, Green Sanctuary
Valley Watch, Inc
Vestal Residents for Safe Energy
Voters Occupy
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/Waccamaw Riverkeeper
WV Environmental Council
350 Brooklyn
350.org Bucks County, PA
350 Colorado
350 CT
350 Eugene
350 Loudoun
350 Massachusetts Berkshire Node
350NYC
350 Salem, OR
350 Sonoma County

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