Make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Accountable to Americans



September 20, 2017
8:30 AM
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First St, NE, Washington, DC 20426

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Afternoon lobbying on the hill to begin around 11:30, starting with a lunch time gathering in the Lower Senate park next to the Russell Senate Office Building, the corner of D St. and Delaware Ave NE.

Day’s Agenda

8:30am: Gather and Rally from 8:30 until 9:30 am
10:00am: Attendees encouraged to attend FERC’s open public meeting which begins at 10 am
11:00 am (or thereabouts): At 11 am folks will be invited to grab a bag lunch and join together to drop in on Congressional offices to deliver the Stop Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda sign on letters.
11:30am: Over lunch at the park outside the Senate office buildings we will talk about the message and how to effectively drop in and drop off materials.
12:30pm: Head into congressional buildings to drop materials and ask for drop in meetings
2:45 pm: reconvene in the park outside Senate building to share your experience of the day
3:30 pm: head home feeling good that you have been part of delivering a powerful message of opposition to FERC, Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda, and advocating for reform and change.

Those who cannot rally or go into the FERC meeting but just want to lobby in the afternoon are welcome to simply meet us at the park at 11:30.

People are also encouraged to set up meetings with their own House members and/or Senators. Contact Bridget at for materials that can be left with those you meet with.

How to Participate!

  • Organizations can endorse our action here.
  • And can sign on to the letter to be delivered to congress here.
  • Individuals can sign up to attend the rally, other actions, and housing here.
  • And can sign on to the letter to be delivered to congress here.
  • Keep up to date at the Facebook event page.

Supporters of this Day of Action

  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • Berks Gas Truth
  • Beyond Extreme Energy
  • Green America
  • OVEC—Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
  • Safe Energy Rights Group, Inc.
  • Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities
  • River Healer
  • Wild Virginia
  • Agape Community
  • Center for Health, Environment and Justice
  • 198 methods
  • The Enviro Show
  • No Fracked Gas in Mass
  • Lancaster Against Pipelines
  • Resist Spectra
  • Safe Energy Rights Group
  • Bold Alliance
  • ECHO Action NH
  • PAUSE—People of Albany United for Safe Energy
  • 350 NYC
  • Resist the Pipeline
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Stop NED
  • Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Love
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Toxics Action Center
  • Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development
  • Berkshire Environmental Action Team
  • The Shalom Center
  • North Jersey Pipeline Walkers
  • Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
  • Pa. Alliance for Clean Water and Air
  • Northern NJ Chapter, National Organization for Women
  • Earthworks
  • The Essene Church of Peace
  • Global Coalition for Peace
  • Gas Free Seneca
  • Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Sullivan Area Citizens for Responsible Energy Development (SACRED)
  • Christians for the Mountains
  • Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
  • Athens County (Ohio) Fracking Action Network
  • STOP (Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipelines)
  • Frack Free Genesee
  • Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
  • Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
  • Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development
  • NJ Industrial Union Council
  • Oil Change International
  • Interfaith Moral Action on Climate
  • 350 NJ
  • 350 Central Mass
  • Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
  • Potomac Riverkeeper Network
  • Green Education and Legal Fund
  • 350 Fairfax
  • Pay It Forward Global Foundation
  • Greenbrier River Association
  • New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness
  • New Progressive Alliance
  • AMP Creeks Council
  • Lebanon Pipeline Awareness
  • Norfolk Catholic Worker
  • OgreOgress Productions
  • Connecticut 350
  • Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVa)


There is low-cost housing in a church about a 10 minute walk from FERC the night of September 19th. You will be asked to pay $27 for this, the cost to us, though no one will be turned away who needs housing. Mattresses on the floor are available, there are showers and there will be food for dinner on the 19th and for breakfast on the 20th. Be sure to fill out this form to reserve a spot:


Food will be available the early evening of September 19th at the church and the early morning of the 20th. There will be bag lunches distributed to people in front of FERC before we walk over to Capitol Hill.

Strategy Meeting

Beyond Extreme Energy: BXE is organizing a strategy meeting the evening of the 20th from 7-9 pm and the morning of the 21st from 9 am -1 pm. If you are interested contact Ted Glick at for more information.

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