Reject Dirty Energy Bill

Smoke Stack Pollution

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

Action Item Oppose Fracking in Illinois (Due by Thur. June 27)

Oppose Fraking in IL

Action Item: Send an Email to Oppose Fracking in Illinois (Due by Thur. June 27):

Email the IL Dept. of Natural Resources, OPPOSING a recently proposed high-volume horizontal fracking operation in White County. This Public Notice link, and this PDF  contain all the info you need to comment, including the Review Number (HVHHF-000001) and email address to which you should direct your comments.

Here are just a few reasons to object; these can be mentioned in the email body:
  • The Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking has an impact on quality and/or quantity of drinking water.
  • The United States Geological Survey concluded that “enhanced oil recovery and long-term production also contribute to seismicity at a few locations.”
  • Over 200 peer reviewed studies demonstrate risks and harms of fracking unconventional gas and oil drilling and fracking related to the public health and safety.