Want clean water? Clean air? Healthy communities and a livable world for future generations? If so, no doubt you know it is way past time to move beyond extreme extraction of fossil fuels (for example, mountaintop removal coal mining and deep-shale fracking),way past time time to stop investing in infrastructure that ties us to more extreme extraction (for example, massive gas-transport pipelines).
We work to move beyond extreme extraction in all sorts of ways, and this week that includes working with Beyond Extreme Extraction (BXE). Volunteers Mary Wildfire and Brenda and Robin Wilson are in D.C. right now, taking part in BXE’s #RubberStampRebellion. They are there to tell to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
Stop rubber-stamping gas industry permit applications and change the way you operate. Prioritize the emergence of wind, solar and other renewables above fossil fuels. We say: No New Permits!
Our crew missed day one of the event, but read all about it here: Day 1: 7 arrested in #RubberStampRebellion at FERC; encampment at home of Tony Clark
Our crew, photos below, arrived in time for Day 2: Dinner in front of FERC Chairman Norman Bay’s house.
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Brenda sent a text this morning: “We demonstrated last night in front of (FERC Chairman) Norman Bay’s house on 19th Street. We gave out pamphlets, talked to people, held up signs and a fake pipeline. We are meeting today to prepare for Mary’s skit. The skit will be at noon at the International Trade Commission. Then, we march to the DNC, and do the skit again.”