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The FERC Rubber Stamp Song

Published on Jul 6, 2014
From: NY Friends of Clean Air and Water

We all know FERC’s a Rubber Stamp Machine!
(Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
Recorded 1 May 2014 (day of Minisink trial at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals).

LYRICS by Dave Publow and Monica Hunken:

We’re here at FERC to have our say
So listen closely, don’t walk away
This is your country It’s yours to save
You’re letting fossil fuels dig our grave

Across the land from sea to sea
The gas-men drill the earth so carelessly
They poison water, they cut down trees
To put in pipelines that we don’t need

And we all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
it’s not for you and me, it’s paid by permit fees
We all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
It won’t protect you, it won’t protect me

You guys at FERC, so you say
Will regulate the pipes, and keep us safe
Tell me then how industry
Puts dangerous pipelines in NYC

Our upstate friends are feeling down
The Constitution Pipeline, will wreck their towns
With leaky pipes and clear cut trees
Fracked wells and poisoned springs

We all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
a rubber stamp machine, a rubber stamp machine
We all know your hearings are a total joke,
FERC is just a fraud, it’s all a bunch of smoke

Voices:
Full speed ahead, Mr. FERC Inspector! Full speed ahead!
Full speed it is Mr. Gasman!
Cut the trees down! Carve up the landscape!
Spread that toxic waste on the roads!
Aye aye, Sir! Aye aye!

And we fight cause we believe
No one should be forced to ever breathe
Skies of ozone (Skies of ozone) and benzene (and toluene)
In our ferky (our ferky jerky) democracy (bureaucracy, ha-ha!)

We all know that gas is anything but green
It poisons all our wells, or blows to smithereens
And we all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
It won’t protect you, it won’t protect me

We all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
a rubber stamp machine, a rubber stamp machine
We all know that FERC’s a rubber stamp machine,
It won’t protect you, it won’t protect me.

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