Call Your Senators today: No FERC Appointments!

ALERT! FERC NOMINEES MAY BE IMMINENT! #NoFERCquorum
Despite recent reports that the vote on FERC nominees might not happen this month, a new report hints that they may sneak it in today.
Please call your senators NOW!
CT
Murphy — (202) 224-4041
Blumenthal — (202) 224-2823
MA
Warren — 202-224-4543
Markey — 202-224-2742
NH
Shaheen — (202) 224-2841
Hassan — (202) 224-3324
NY
Schumer — (202) 224-6542
Gillibrand — (202) 224-4451

Not in these states?
Call the Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121
– they will connect you to your Senators.

Ask them to do everything in their power to protect communities from pipelines, deny nominees & stop a FERC quorum! (Put your senator’s numbers in your contact list for fast calls!)

SCRIPT:
“Hello, my name is _____ and I’m from (city & state). I’m calling with an urgent appeal to Senator _____. Please block any FERC nominations and stop a FERC quorum to protect our state and people across America from pipelines, contaminated water, polluted air and climate change. We need to reform the way FERC operates before restoring a quorum. Thank you.”

Then Please Call and Tweet Today:
Schumer — (202) 224-6542
Cantwell — (202) 224-3441
Murkowski — (202)-224-6665

Individually, and collectively, these three Senators (Schumer, Cantwell, Murkowski) have a lot of power to prevent the call for a vote. Call them to say:

1. I am calling to urge the Senator to use her/his leadership position to prevent a vote at this time on the President’s nominations for the vacant FERC Commissioner seats.

2. I urge the senator to ensure all nominees have been through the committee process before the full senate votes so we can see the full cast of characters.

3. There have been many abuses by FERC of its authority under the law, people are being harmed, property rights taken, and state authority belittled by the agency. I urge the Senator to support a call for hearings into FERC before a vote is called.

4. Installing Commissioners advanced by a President with business interests around the world that conflict with good decisionmaking and energy policy here in the U.S., particularly one that demands loyalty to himself from his agency heads, is a serious national security risk.

» More info at Delaware Riverkeeper’s Facebook Event Page

» Source article, raising possibility of vote today (8/3/17)
» Also mentioned by E&E News

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