People's Hearing Investigating FERC
We The People are holding hearings to investigate the abuses of power and law being inflicted by FERC in communities across America.
When: December 2, 2016 - Panels will be testifying from 9:30 to 4:30
Where: National Press Club, Washington, DC
Who: People who have experienced abuse at the hands of FERC and the pipeline industry
Every day there is a new example of how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is abusing its power and the law in its biased reviews of fracked gas pipelines and its disregard of the rights of people, states and regulatory agencies:
- Aggressive use of the power of eminent domain;
- Stripping states of their legal authority by leap frogging over it;
- Creating legal loopholes that put people in legal limbo, unable to challenge pipelines in court before FERC sends them in to construction;
- False public hearings that divide and conquer communities;
- Commissioners who approve projects that will benefit them personally;
- Supporting pipeline and consultant self-dealing;
- Never saying no;
- Never forcing compliance with community protection laws as projects proceed through construction;
- And on and on and on .....
Communities from over 35 states and the District of Columbia abused by FERC have demanded that Congress investigate by holding congressional hearings.
While some members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce expressed support for our request through statements to the press, we need more than their support. We need action.
And we don’t have the luxury of waiting for Congress to get its act together – we need our evidence of FERC’s abuse to come forward today so we can secure needed reforms and prevent FERC’s continued Rubber Stamping on fracked gas pipeline projects cutting through our communities.
And so We The People are holding our own hearing in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2016 at the National Press Club between 11:30 and 4:30.
We will invite elected and newly elected members of Congress and the press to come hear about the abuses FERC is heaping on our communities
We need Congress and the world to hear what is happening with FERC and how our communities are being abused.
We are hoping to find financial support to help those traveling long distances with their travel and accommodation costs, so at this point, please don’t let travel or accommodation costs prevent you from signing up. Just be sure to check the spot that says if you would need travel support in order to attend.
Organizers of the People’s Hearing include: Berks Gas Truth, Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Earthworks, Food & Water Watch, Catskill Mountainkeeper
Here is a link to the full program: People's Hearing Program
If your organization would like to be identified as a sponsor of this event send an email to keepermaya@delawareriverkeeper