#FERCus

As the world gets ready for the global climate talks in Paris next month, Americans are getting ready to lead. Just yesterday Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders unveiled a bill to ban all fossil fuel extraction on public lands. The Keep it in the Ground Act was specifically designed to build and expand the Protect Our Public Lands Act in […]

Almost a hundred people — many taking action for the first time —  blocked the entrances to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on First St. NE in Washington, DC, early this morning. Five were arrested when they refused to leave the side entrance to the building.FERC approves nearly every permit that comes before it for interstate gas pipelines, compressor stations, gas […]

Remember that time we blocked the expansion of dirty tar sands oil (so far) by uniting a big coalition of cowboys, Indians and environmental activists to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Well there’s another massive extreme energy expansion going on that you haven’t heard as much about: The Fracked Gas Circus.There’s a massive fracked gas drilling boom going on […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”With climate change, we are at a moment when humanity cannot remain silent. We must hold accountable those who are causing the climate crisis. But a network of largely invisible and unaccountable federal agencies continue to permit, and profit from, […]

More than a dozen of our allies from Cove Point Maryland and other frontline communities disrupted the monthly Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners’ meeting on Thursday. They were there to deliver more than 20,000 messages from Environmental Action members and other allies calling on FERC to shut down the construction of a massive fracked gas export terminal at Cove […]