Impacted Residents and Supporters Shut Down FERC offices in Washington, DC

July 14, 2014
1:44 PM
25 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC, Protesting Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility and Pipelines.
WASHINGTON - July 14 - Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters, including Council staff, blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and pipeline projects throughout the northeast.

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Informational Primer

Williams Company Inc. has proposed to construct the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.

Community Impacts of Sunoco Logistics’ Proposed Mariner East I Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

Contact: Sam Koplinka-Loehr, Shale Gas Organizer. (215) 567-4004 x115 or 

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Landowners & Community Members Take Over Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Open House, Demanding Answers to their Concerns

 Last Wednesday night, Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company held an open house at Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania regarding their proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Over 1000 landowners and community members came prepared to ask questions of the Fortune 200 Company about the impacts that the project will have on their communities.

Council Testifies Against Cove Point Liquefaction project

Comments of Clean Air Council on the Environmental Analysis Prepared by FERC Relating to Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project

Senator Casey: "We have an obligation to minimize the effects of climate change"

The Council and its members thank the Senator for his support of the EPA's proposed limit on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants and urge him to work with Pennsylvania to develop a plan for complying with this lifesaving rule.

You can send the Senator and the EPA a comment about this proposal here.

Building Code Committee finally publishes critical Council testimony

The Council has been waiting for the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council to publish their record of the February 20 meeting where the Council criticized the UCC RAC effort to update building codes in Pennsylvania.

You can read the minutes here.

Most interesting is lack of support for Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon's suggestions to promote the approval of new building codes.

Council criticizes lax DEP plan to reduce carbon emissions

At the May 21 meeting of the Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council, Outreach Director Matt Walker gave the following testimony, stressing the importance of having a solid plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and in turn climate change. Pennsylvania is emphasizing its plan to employ waste-to-energy and coal waste facilities that will actually increase carbon dioxide emissions.

Executive Director Joseph Minott Discusses Air Quality And Climate Change On WHYY's "Radio Times" Talk Show

Air Pollution, EPA Rules, and the National Climate Assessment

Guests: Joe Minott, Jody Freeman, and Michael Lemonick

Council Testifies in Support of Updating Building Codes

The Council gave its second testimonial in as many sessions at the meeting of the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council. Support our cause in the actions section.