The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) — a five-member commission appointed by the president and approved by Congress — is totally failing in its responsibility to protect the environment and human safety when it comes to fracking and gas exports. FERC has made it clear that it intends to grant a permit to allow construction of the massive Cove Point export terminal in Maryland without even conducting a customary Environmental Impact Statement.
As the public comment deadline nears on FERC’s sham Environmental Assessment for Cove Point, we’re getting ready to thrust FERC’s dirty energy agenda into the public spotlight using a tactic successfully employed by many social justice campaigns in the past: The picket line.
WHAT: Week-long picket to stop fracked gas exports at Cove Point! WHEN: Daily from Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27, noon – 1:30pm WHERE: In front of FERC’s headquarters at 888 First St NE, Washington, DC 20426, just one block from Union Station