Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring a new dirty energy bill to the Senate floor when Congress gets back from its July 4 vacation.
This bill would:
- speed up approval of exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) abroad, increasing fracking here at home
- give FERC more authority, but little accountability, over decisions about pipelines for natural gas
- authorize hundreds of millions of dollars for research into recovering methane hydrates, a dangerous new source of methane trapped under the ocean floor
- have no mention of solar or wind in the “renewables” section
Email your Senators to oppose more bringing more fossil fuels out of the ground and carbon into the atmosphere.
Call your Senators at these numbers:
Tammy Duckworth: (202) 224-2854; (312) 886-3506
Dick Durbin: (202) 224-2152; (312) 353-4952