Anybody who thought FERC would do a real
Draft Environmental Impact Statement is disappointed.
But they shouldn’t be surprised: FERC, 100% funded by the industries they
“regulate”, is a rubberstamp machine. But that’s no reason to give up.
It’s reason to stand up, and take advantage of many more opportunities to stop the unnecessary, destructive, and hazardous Sabal Trail pipeline and get on with renewable solar and wind power.
Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald, 13 September 2015,
FERC Sabal Trail ruling comes amidst protest:
Group holds fasting vigil outside federal agency’s offices,
ALBANY — Even as a group started a fast in front of the
agency’s Washington, D.C., offices and questions arose in Florida
over the safety record of Spectra Energy, the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission made it clear this week that it had no
intention of standing in the way of construction of the proposed
Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Local opponents Continue reading FERC sides with Sabal Trail in DEIS: Surprise! →
No new pipelines, fracking, or LNG export.
Solar, wind, and water power now, say health professionals from all over
JLStewCT, BXE, 1 September 2015,
More Than 80 Health Professionals Demand Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Stop Unethical Experiment
Washington, DC — In an open letter to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC), more than eighty health professionals
urge the FERC to stop permitting oil and gas infrastructure and to
move to clean sustainable sources of energy to protect the health of
people and the planet. The construction of oil and gas projects such
as unconventional fracking, pipelines, compressor stations and
export terminals which pollute with cancer and disease-causing
chemicals is akin to an uncontrolled health experiment that is
destroying communities and risking lives of residents. These
projects also harm the workers who build and maintain them. For the
health of all who are involved, health professionals demand that
this unethical ‘experiment’ stop.
All that and pipelines risk the Floridan Aquifer which is the
source of our drinking water in Florida and south Georgia.
The FERC is Continue reading Stop permitting fossil fuels; move to solar and wind –health professionals to FERC →
100% funded by the industries it “regulates”,
but apparently there’s at least one independent judge left,
and FERC loses for persecuting the public it’s supposed to represent.
BXE, 30 August 2015,
Judge Faults FERC, Acquits Beyond Extreme Energy Activist,
A member of Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) who was arrested inside the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission building in May and charged
with illegal entry was declared not guilty last week (Aug. 20) in a
bench trial before Judge John F. McCabe Jr. in D.C. Superior Court.
In acquitting Laura Gubisch, Continue reading FERC loses: Judge acquits Beyond Extreme activist →