Sierra Club
New Jersey Chapter

Tell Senators Booker and Menendez to Block Dirty Energy Bill

Tell Senators Booker and Menendez to Block Dirty Energy Bill

We need you to contact Senator Booker and Senator Menendez to help block the Dirty Energy bill called S 1460. This bill would make it easier to build dirty fuel infrastructure like Liquified Natural Gas export facilities, pipelines, fracking, and offshore drilling by expediting and limiting environmental reviews. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is already a rubberstamp for pipelines and LNG facilities, but with this bill it is going to be faster and worse. By fast-tracking these proposals, it will have devastating impacts to the environment, increase our impact on climate change, and cause more dirty air in our lungs. It will mean we will see more unnecessary and dangerous pipelines in New Jersey like PennEast, Transco, while explosive LNG terminals are approved off our coast.

With this legislation, the Fossil Fools in Washington are trying to push through pipeline approvals and increase dirty fuels. This legislation would even limit oversight on cross-border pipelines like Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines and make it easier for export. This means while our communities are threatened and there won’t be clean-water to drink, Big Oil will get the money, and China or Japan will get the fuel. By limiting the amount of information people could submit on the record and allowing drone-fly overs instead of field surveys, it is an outrageous attempt to keep the science and facts out. We cannot allow this legislation to move forward and need our Senators to use all of their procedural powers possible to block this bill.

We need our Senators to stand up to the Republicans in Congress who are siding with the oil, gas and, electric industry over the public, environment, due-process, and our rights. We must stand up against offshore drilling along our coast and fracking on federal lands. This legislation is trying to push through dirty fuels by shutting out and trying to muzzle key government agencies. They do not want them to comment on and respond to pipeline, fracking, and other dirty energy applications because they know this has helped slow down and even stop these projects. We cannot allow FERC or any other agency to overlook public input and shortcut environmental reviews. We need to reform the rules at FERC, not rollback our existing protections.

It’s really urgent for you to call and act now because similar bills have also passed in the House. We need our Senators to not only vote NO, but use procedural means to block this bill. Contact them today to block this dirty energy bill from moving forward.

Thank you for taking action,

New Jersey Sierra Club 

Please call both Senator Booker and Senator Menendez’s offices in D.C. and N.J. and can send a message by clicking here.

Senator Cory Booker

D.C. Office: Phone: (202) 224-3224

Newark Office: Phone: (973) 639-8700 

Senator Robert Menendez

D.C. Office: Phone: (202) 224-4744

Newark Office: Phone: (973) 645-3030

You Can Say:

I am calling to urge the Senator to vote NO and block the Dirty Energy bill called S1460 would make it easier to build dirty fuel infrastructure like pipelines, Liquified Natural Gas export facilities, fracking, and offshore drilling. This bill would even limit oversight on cross-border pipelines like Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines and make it easier for export.

This bill would allow federal agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to expedite dirty fuel projects by limiting environmental reviews and taking away public participation. By fast-tracking these proposals, it will have devastating impacts to the environment, increase our impact on climate change, and cause more dirty air in our lungs.

It is not enough to simply vote NO aga\inst this dangerous bill. We need you to stand up and block this bill by using all procedural means possible. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the environment. 

Recipients

  • Your Senators

Contact

*Required fields
 
 

Message

Block Dirty Energy Bill!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am urging you to vote NO and block the Dirty Energy bill called S1460 would make it easier to build dirty fuel infrastructure like pipelines, Liquified Natural Gas export facilities, fracking, and offshore drilling. This bill would allow federal agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to expedite dirty fuel projects by limiting environmental reviews and taking away public participation. By fast-tracking these proposals, it will have devastating impacts to the environment, increase our impact on climate change, and cause more dirty air in our lungs.



It is not enough to simply vote NO against this dangerous bill. We need you to stand up and block this bill by using all procedural means possible. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the environment.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]