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Sign on to Oppose Bernard McNamee as next FERC Commissioner


Sign on to join with thousands from across the nation to urge the US Senate NOT to approve another Fossil Fool FERC Commissioner!

Another fossil fuel advocate has been nominated to be a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Please join with communities and individuals from across the nation to urge the U.S. Senate to oppose confirming Bernard McNamee to be the next FERC Commissioner.

Bernard McNamee is a vocal supporter of dirty fossil fuels. In a 2018 Earth Day op ed printed in The Hill, Mr. McNamee applauded the ongoing use of oil, coal, fracked shale gas and other fossil fuels and asserted that clean energy only works  “when the sun is shining or wind is blowing.”  Mr. McNamee ignores the wealth of research demonstrating that not only are clean energy strategies available and growing, but that in the near term, with sound government policies that support them, clean energy options can well serve U.S. energy needs in the near term, while protecting our environment, public health, job creation and the economy all at the same time.

October 8, 2018, when releasing its Special Report on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made clear that devastating impacts of climate change will be visited on communities across the globe if swift action is not taken to reduce CO2 and methane emissions by the year 2030.  We can’t afford another fossil fuel FERC Commissioner.

In addition, FERC continues to misuse its authority to approve pipeline projects that take property rights, and to implement strategies that undermine the rights of people and states to challenge a pipeline before it is built and in the ground, and hires consultants to help review and approve projects where there are demonstrated conflicts of interest.

We need Congressional hearings that are investigating FERC’s abuses of its power and its rubber stamp approval of pipelines, not the approval of another fossil fuel FERC Commissioner.

Join us in urging Senators to oppose Bernard McNamee’s confirmation to FERC and to urge Congressional hearings into FERC’s abuses instead.