Demand An Overhaul Of The FERC Pipeline Review Process—Submit Comments For FERC Reform!

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) operates as a rubber stamp on the pipeline infrastructure projects that come before it for review, with FERC approval being a foregone conclusion once the project goes before the FERC Commissioners for their vote. In addition, FERC commits a number of offenses that are too numerous to list here, that overall, sacrifice the safety, and health of people, communities, and the environment to advance the agenda of the pipeline companies.

On April 25, 2018, FERC opened a 60-day public comment period regarding how FERC carries out its review and approval of natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

This is a critical opportunity to demonstrate to FERC, the press, elected officials and the world, the massive outpouring of concern with FERC’s biased review process and the critical need for reform.

Please take this opportunity to submit your own unique comment with the help of our portal below:

Write your comments to FERC now!

Talking points are provided in the link to help you craft your message. We will be continually updating these talking points with new information from now through to the end of the comment period, June 25th. Since there is no limit to the number of comments you can submit, we encourage you to send as many as necessary to fully convey the urgency of reform.

  • mwildfire

    Please, everyone, do submit comments. The portal in color above makes it easy. Will it make any difference? Hard to say, but it certainly won’t hurt. FERC may imagine that few people are aware of these issues–if they get a massive input they’ll know otherwise. The portal takes you to a site where you can fill in your info, then look at some talking points, plug in whichever ones you like, add your own comments–it will educate you on the details of just HOW FERC skews the process so that it has somehow found 398 of 400 pipeline projects to be “necessary” and once it says they’re necessary and in the public interest, the companies get eminent domain to seize people’s land–and have them arrested if they try to block it. They are avoiding felony charges because they know they can’t risk jury trials of protesters, charged with trespassing on their own land…in many cases, the supposed need is somewhere else because many of these pipelines are being built for EXPORT. The gas companies are actually losing money, but they hope they can break even with higher prices abroad, plus they often get a guaranteed profit of 14% on all costs of building the pipelines, a sweet present to the gas companies from FERC and a reason to build unneeded pipelines. It’s the captive ratepayers who have to pony up, of course. At a time when the climate crisis is going past the red lights and shrieking sirens stage, and renewable energy is increasingly cheaper than fossil fuels, straining to get as much gas infrastructure built as possible isn’t just madness, it’s criminal. Please object!