Three-week fast in front of FERC by BXE 9-25 September 2015

Many its members have already gotten flattened by the FERC rubberstamp process. They’ve been protesting outside and inside FERC meetings. They’ve gotten arrested and a judge acquitted one of them because FERC violated the First Amendment. Now Beyond Extreme Energy is escalating to a water-only fast outside FERC until Pope Francis arrives.

The pope who in his June encylical Laudato Si wrote that

“We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels — especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas — needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”


There is an urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy.

BXE says in its facebook event:

Beyond Extreme Energy has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “Fast For No New Permits” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We also encourage people to fast individually where they live and/or to organize local solidarity fasts during this same time period.We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis commensurate with its seriousness.

The fast will begin on September 8, the day after Labor Day, and will continue until September 25th, the day the Pope speaks at the United Nations in New York City.

FERC must stop rubber-stamping gas industry permit applications and change the way it operates. FERC must prioritize the emergence of wind, solar and other renewables above fossil fuels. We say: No New Permits!

Go fast if you can.

If you can’t, you can send more comments to FERC, you can call Georgia Gov. Deal, you can help oppose Sabal Trail crossing the Suwannee River in Florida, you can call and write your elected and appointed officials in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and elsewhere.

No new pipelines.

The sun is rising.


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