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People's Hearing on FERC Abuses of Law & Power

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, 2016Panels will be testifying from 11:30 to 4:30

Where:  National Press Club, Washington, DC

Who:  People who have experienced abuse at the hands of FERC and the pipeline industry

 Save the Date and Plan to Join Us

Will you be among those to testify and bear witness to the abuses of FERC?

If you are interested in submitting testimony, testifying or attending this People’s Hearing into abuses by FERC please fill out this google form: http://bit.ly/PeoplesHearingSurveylarge_IMG_0805_2.JPG

What:

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.

Let us know if you want to come and bear witness to the abuse and devastation you, your family and your community have suffered at the hands of FERC.

 Please fill out the google form that lets us know if you can join us and the message you have to send.  http://bit.ly/PeoplesHearingSurvey
 

Organizers of the People’s Hearing include:

Delaware Riverkeeper Network ~ Clean Water Action ~ Berks Gas Truth ~ Earthworks ~ Food & Water Watch ~ Catskill Mountainkeeper

Sponsors:

Beyond Extreme Energy ~ People, Not Pipelines ~ Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion Earth Guardians ~ Freshwater Accountability Project ~ Advocates for Springfield, NY ~ Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) ~ Big Bend Conservation Alliance ~ Franciscan Response to Fracking ~ OVEC 

If your organization would like to be identified as a sponsor of this event send an email to keepermaya@delawareriverkeeper.org

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.

Please Help Us by inviting your Senators and Congressional Representative: Here is an invitation you can use - it's in word so you can personalize it.