We need your help
because Donald Trump is trying to push through pipelines, promote fracking and
approve other dirty fuel infrastructure. He is doing this by nominating
pro-fossil fuel zealots by trying to stack the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC). If appointed, Trump’s nominations of Robert Powelson and
Neil Chatterjee would be cheerleaders for the industries they’re supposed to
regulate because of their ongoing history promoting dirty fuels. Given their
record, they will clearly carry out Trump’s agenda by limiting consideration of
environmental impacts, while ignoring public review and oversight. That is why you
need to contact Senator Cory Booker and Senator Robert Menendez to stand up for
the environment and block these nominations.
should really be called Mr. Coal and Mr. Fracking. Powelson was a member
of a lobby group for the fracking industry and even attacked environmentalists.
While he served on the Public Utility Commission of Pennsylvania, he tried to
stop the public from speaking out against pipelines and helped push them
through. Neil Chatterjee has been a leader in the fight to undo the Obama
Administration’s historic Clean Power Plan by promoting coal. Chatterjee even
works for Senator Mitch McConnell as the lead person to get the Senate to block
action on climate change and clean air. Together these nominees would
rubberstamp the hundreds of fossil fuel proposals and pipelines across the
country, but we can stop them.
It is critical to get
Senator Booker and Senator Menendez to champion the environment and be leaders
in the fight to block these nominations. It is not enough to vote NO, we need
them to stand up, speak out against these nominations, and get their colleagues
to vote NO. For a state like New Jersey that is being inundated with 15 pipelines
in the region, the stakes are extremely high. Recently, we have had a temporary
victory now that FERC does not have a quorum to approve pipelines like PennEast
or the Transco Northeast Enhancement Supply Project. However, if appointed
these nominees will help change the rules at FERC to make it easier to take
people’s property with eminent domain, while approving these projects.
We really need you to
call both Senator Booker and Senator Menendez’s offices in D.C. and N.J., but
if you cannot you can send a message by clicking here.
Senator Cory Booker
Office: Phone: (202) 224-3224
Newark Office: Phone: (973) 639-8700
D.C. Office: Phone: (202) 224-4744
Newark Office: Phone: (973) 645-3030
You Can Say:
am calling to urge the Senator to block the President’s dangerous nominations
of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission. Both of these nominations are pro-fossil fuel tied to the industry
with clear conflicts of interest.
state has over 15 proposed and existing pipelines that cause major
environmental impacts threatening our drinking water and public safety, while
causing more air pollution and climate impacts. Given their pro-fossil fuel
records, Trump’s nominations care more about the oil and gas industries than
the people or environment of our country. This could lead to the rubberstamping
of pipelines such as PennEast, Transco, and other dirty fuel projects.
is not enough to simply vote NO against Trump’s FERC nominations. We need you to stand up and fighting these
nominations by speaking out against them and getting your colleagues to vote
NO. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the environment.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am asking you to block President Trump's dangerous nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Trump's nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson have major conflicts of interests and are tied to the industries they're supposed to regulate. We are very concerned that if approved, these appointments will try to limit public review and oversight as well as stop environmental reviews.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]