The wrong people are being arrested
photo by Erik McGregor
More than 80 people were arrested this month during five days of peaceful protests at Cove Point and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On the first day (photo above), protesters blocked the main FERC entrance with a miniature town and giant portraits of families harmed by FERC's rubberstamping of compressor stations, export facilities and pipelines for fracked gas. Read about these Beyond Extreme Energy actions here
. In addition, nearly 50 people have been arrested at Seneca Lake
in New York for blocking the entrance to a FERC-approved fracked-gas storage facility being built in abandoned salt caverns. Biologist Sandra Steingraber
and two others refused to pay the fine and were sentenced to 15 days in jail
this week. Protesters show up almost daily to block the gates of the site and eventually are arrested. Meanwhile, these extreme energy companies continue to damage our air, water, land and climate.
actions are planned Dec. 1 to 3, with training Nov. 30. No experience needed. For updates, sign the pledge to resist Dominion's fracked-gas export plant here
and follow on Facebook here
. Worth noting: FERC Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur recently said that it's not her agency's job
to consider proposed projects' effect on climate change. Also, mere weeks after starting operations at its Myersville compressor station, Dominion says it will ask FERC
to add a second compressor at the site.
photo by Wendy Lynne Lee