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Permitting reform done right: America never knew how to build. But it could.

For more than a year now, we’ve been hearing the same lie about so-called permitting reform. The lie goes like this: America used to know how to build things. But then we invented a lot of environmental rules, like NEPA the National Environmental Policy Act, and environmentalists and especially communities of color got really good …

Tell FERC Environmental Justice is more than a box to check.

Juneteenth: Thinking about justice, race, and the frontlines

Happy Juneteenth – now officially a federally recognized holiday after (like the end of legal slavery it commemorates) too damn long. I’ve been thinking a lot about Environmental Justice — and especially our friends and relatives on the frontlines in the Gulf south — as it related to the on-going debate about whether and how …

Stop Manchin's FERC!

Tune in today to the fight to stop Manchin’s deal, and Manchin’s FERC

May 19 update – just a quick note at the end of the week to say: We did it! We did ALL of it! And it’s working! If you didn’t get the chance to tune in, we had a busy morning at FERC with rallies, a non-violent direct action that blocked the driveway entrance to …

Tell FERC Environmental Justice is more than a box to check.

Tell FERC environmental justice isn’t a box to check

For years we’ve told you how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rubber stamps virtually every fossil fuel project proposed to them. There’s a new FERC Environmental Justice docket open right now, which builds upon their roundtable discussion last March. They’ve also been ordered by President Biden, under a new Executive Order issued for Earth …

BIden Declare a Climate Emergency poster by Denali Nalamalapu

The most important two words at tonight’s State of the Union: Climate. Emergency.

Tonight is the State of the Union address, where the President visits Congress to tell them his plans for the year ahead, and to brag on his achievements from last year. In the course of the speech tonight, Biden will probably talk about climate change, specifically the Inflation reduction Act and its various tax credits …

an image contrasting a polluted background with power lines and a clean foreground with solar panels separated by a gavel and town hall

Nerdy tweets and utility actions in a post Inflation Reduction Act world

UPDATED Feb 6 -It’s been a busy week behind the scenes as we prepare a series of actions targeting utilities bad behavior, and especially fracked fossil gas. I was trying to get my head around some news and new reports, so I wrote a long twitter thread that drew some … unexpected reactions. I’ve added …

A group holds a stop Manchin's FERC banner outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Stop Manchin’s FERC – a report-back and a new report

Quick message in solidarity and action with our fierce allies at Beyond Extreme Energy – I joined BXE today at an action targeting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) monthly meeting – the first since Democratic Chair Richard Glick was ousted by Joe Manchin late last year. I didn’t think much of Glick, as I’ve …