To FERC: Oppose Pipeline Under the Potomac

Dear Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Green America, with outreach to 200,000 individual members and 3,000 business members, is writing to comment on the proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, Docket number CP17-80-000.  Based on our review of the proposed project, and the risks that it poses to drinking water for people throughout the National Capital Region as well as threats to the natural environment, air […]

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Environmental and Community Groups Urge Delay on FERC Commissioner Hearings

Organizations nationwide are urging Senator Murkowski, chair of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee to delay hearings on Trump’s nominees for the Federal Energy and Natural Resources Commission. The following letter was sent to Senator Murkowski, ranking member Senator Cantwell and members of the ENR committee. Berks Gas Truth Beyond Extreme Energy Delaware Riverkeeper Network FERC Vacancies Campaign Green America May 15, 2017 Chairman Lisa Murkowski Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Dear Chairman Murkowski, On behalf of communities and organizations working in states across the nation who are experiencing direct and repeated abuse from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) misuse of its power to consider natural gas pipelines and infrastructure projects, we urge you to postpone any hearings on President Trump’s nominations for FERC Commissioner. President Trump’s unknown personal and professional ties with foreign leaders and foreign corporations raise serious and legitimate concerns for those he would seek to install in these highly consequential positions. FERC’s role in protecting the U.S. energy grid is essential to our national security. Recent events regarding President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, including his apparent demand for loyalty in how the Director carried out his decision making and activities as head of the FBI, heightens our alarm and concern. As it currently stands, communities already experience tremendous abuses of power and law at the hands of FERC. As documented in the dossier that can be found at http://bit.ly/DossierofFERCAbuse, FERC […]

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People power defeats fossil fuel interests: methane regulations on public lands preserved

Today, Green America celebrates the US Senate vote against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure that would have eliminated Bureau of Land Management’s regulations to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public lands. The regulations address a crucial problem – oil and gas operations regularly release wasted methane into the atmosphere, increasing climate change and damaging local […]

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Push Back. Move Forward.

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency  has been a challenging time to be in the business of working for people and planet. For us, the “green” in Green America goes beyond working for environmental sustainability. Green means we’re working for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty […]

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New campaign aims to protect one million trees a year

Green America calls on universities to make “Better Paper Commitment” and would keep one million trees standing each year through using 100 percent recycled paper in alumni magazines.  WASHINGTON, DC – March 21, 2017– In its newest push to encourage the magazine industry to embrace the use of recycled paper, the nonprofit Green America’s Better Paper Project launched “One Million […]

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