More fracking. Worsening climate change. Expanding pipelines. Unprecedented safety risks. Higher gas prices. A massive expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure just as we desperately need a rapid shift to clean energy.
The gas industry's rush to build 20 or more industrial facilities along our nation's coastlines to export fracked gas overseas would bring all of these impacts upon U.S. communities. It would move us in exactly the wrong direction when we urgently need to move forward in tackling the climate crisis. On July 13th in Washington, DC, we'll come together to send a decisive message to President Obama and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Say “no!” to fracked gas exports at Cove Point and nationwide.
It will be a critical time to act. This summer, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will be nearing a decision on one of the worst examples of the gas export rush: Dominion Resources' proposed fracked gas export facility at Cove Point – just 50 miles from the White House on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. For far too long, President Obama has allowed FERC to put the interests of the oil and gas industry above our health, safety and climate, rubber-stamping project after project.
On Sunday, July 13th, fracking fighters everywhere, movement leaders like Tim DeChristopher and Sandra Steingraber, mothers fending off compressor stations, fathers fighting pipelines – and everyday people demanding solutions to climate change – will march together by the thousands. We'll call on President Obama and FERC to reject a gas export disaster, at Cove Point and beyond, and instead redouble investments in the wind, solar and energy efficiency technologies that will support good jobs and a stable climate for all.
WHAT: Rally to Stop Fracked Gas Exports -- at Cove Point and beyond!
WHEN: Sunday, July 13th, 2014, arrive at 12:30pm and rally begins promptly at 1pm. We'll wrap up the march and rally by 3:30pm.
WHERE: Rally begins west of the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. Meet at the intersection of 3rd St NW and Madison Drive NW, Washington, DC 20216.