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

Actions:

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.