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Global Climate Change Awareness

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pat Brady, producer of “Environmental Issues”, a TV program on Staten Island Community TV, interviews 5 guests about their hopes for the upcoming April 29th., Peoples Climate March rally in Washington, D.C., and their sister rallies on Staten Island and elsewhere.  Topics include environmental justice, climate change, the current administration’s environmental positions, bringing diverse groups together and much more. Guests include:  Sally Jones, chairperson of Peace Action Fund of NYS; Samuel Blackwood, student at Fordham University; Todd, Tif, Fernandez of the NYC Organizing Team [...]

BXE Fast Day Five

September 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Day Five! “On Tuesday morning, a dozen people begin an 18-day water-only fast in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise awareness of the agency’s contribution to worsening climate change and to harming the health and well-being of frontline communities where these projects are built. The fasters, ranging in age from 23 to 72, are demanding that FERC issue “No New Permits” for industry projects such as interstate pipelines, compressor stations and LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals until the agency prioritizes solar, wind and other renewable [...]

Testimony From The Fasters

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Beyond Extreme Energy Joining the Fast For No New Permits, too? Let us know by signing up here and sending a photo with a brief statement to gregorybyost@gmail.com. Francis Eatherington, Roseburg, OR “I will be fasting to help FERC understand the devastation caused by permitting projects like the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and pipeline in my home state of Oregon. In September FERC will be releasing their final environmental study which will likely claim there is no harm from exporting fracked natural gas from Oregon to Asia. FERC will allow Veresen, a foreign [...]

September Fast At FERC For No New Permits

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Beyond Extreme Energy Click here to sign up. 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. As he says in the encyclical: “There is an urgent [...]

Oily pits of despair

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tar sands are one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in the world. From biking to marching, you to John Kerry – here’s what can be done about it. View the full episode: http://youtu.be/C8xaC_yrClA @ActOutOnOccupy facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy occupy.com/actout http://www.tarsandsride.org               #Tarsandsride [...]

First Nations Alliance Stand Firm in 2015 by Saying VetoKXL

January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

First Nations Alliance Stand Firm in 2015 by Saying VetoKXL Several First Nations tribal members were joined by friends to deliver a clear message to President Obama on January 3rd, 2015 They want him to veto the inevitable TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline bill when the new congress comes back to session, later this month. Republicans, now, have a majority in the Senate while maintaining control of the House, since the midterm elections. The GOP vow to take up the KXL legislation as soon as they return from their Winter break. #VetoKXL #NoKXL #IdleNoMore For more [...]

Beyond Extreme Energy Week Begins at FERC

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Beyond Extreme Energy Week Begins at FERC Climate March participants John Abbe & Faith Meckley among that many concerned citizens at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday Nov 3rd to hold them accountable for failing to do their jobs by protecting people and the environment by properly regulating energy. 97% of scientists worldwide agree that climate change is a serious issue which must be addressed immediately. The UN climate summit meeting has recently come to the same conclusion. Environmental activists vow to continue to step up the pressure as shall be seen in Washington [...]

Beyond Extreme Energy: A call to action

November 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

25 Arrested On 1st Day of FERC Protests     November 3, 2014, Washington D.C.          Beyond Extreme Energy: A call to action https://sites.google.com/site/beyondextremeenergy/    In the face of ongoing threats to our health, communities, democracy, property values, environment and climate:   1.  We demand that FERC withdraw its permit for the dangerous fracked-gas export facility at Cove Point, as well as recent gas expansion permits at Myersville, Minisink and Seneca Lake. In addition, we demand a stop to the permitting of all fracked-gas export [...]