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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 [...]

BXE Fast

September 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Day One! “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 [...]

Hey FERC We’re Still Watching you!

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tracy Eno and friends went to the commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, September 18 to tell them that we’re still watching their decision on Cove Point. FERC has been rubber stamping fracked-gas infrastructure all over America, but we’ve stopped the Cove Point Approval so far with actions like this supported by tens of thousands of folks at home. Check out the report!   From Environmental [...]

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 [...]

Minisink Matters: Poisoning for Profit

July 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Minisink Matters: Poisoning for Profit   Voices from the community of Minisink, NY, where the Millennium Pipeline Company, with the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has put a compressor station in the middle of a residential agricultural area. The residents are appealing FERC’s decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to halt the operation of the facility which is now in service and venting harmful vapors into the [...]