“contradictory or antagonistic qualities or attitudes.”
As our climate crisis grows, as we demand climate solutions and as we get closer and closer to the climate cliff… the direction and actions of our leaders – in government, industry, finance, and in our communities – often seem schizophrenic when and where it comes to our energy choices. The choices we make – clearly and directly – impact our ability to slow down the climate crisis. Yet tragically, our leaders regularly both confuse and confound us. One of the instruments of this confusion is FERC, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
ClimateMama is pleased to join more than 180 organizations from around the country who are calling on the Chairs of the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to SLOW DOWN and Reform the Natural Gas Act, and as part of this process, to hold oversight hearings on FERC.
Our main asks are the following:
1. Hold congressional hearings to learn the many ways communities are being harmed by FERC’s implementation of the Natural Gas Act as currently written;
2. Take swift affirmative action to reform the Natural Gas Act so as to better protect communities including eliminating the threats associated with natural gas infrastructure; and
3. Oppose, or at a minimum hold in abeyance, any further advancement of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 which includes language intended to further “streamline” an already misused, and well streamlined, process for advancing the review and approval of natural gas infrastructure until you have learned, through the hearing requested above, how people’s rights, state’s rights, and the environment are already being abused under the implementation of the Natural Gas Act and how they will be further harmed by passage of provisions proposed in the new law. Continue reading