WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Josh Fox, the activist and director of the Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary Gasland, and anti-pipeline activists nationwide will spotlight the growing national opposition to new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) appointments by the Trump Administration. Currently, only two out of five Commissioner positions are filled at FERC, which means the Administration would greatly impact FERC's direction with new appointments. Activists will outline the push against any new FERC commissioners and highlight the concerns with FERC's regulatory oversight.
Speakers for the event include Josh Fox, documentarian and anti-fracking activist; Maya K. van Rossum, leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Maggie Henry, an anti-fracking activist from Lawrence County Pennsylvania; Ted Glick, of Beyond Extreme Energy; and Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director, Green America.
Over 130 groups will launch a major campaign against Trump's FERC nomineesand outline the push against any new FERC commissioners and highlight the concerns with FERC's regulatory oversight.
- Josh Fox, documentarian and anti-fracking activist;
- Maya K. van Rossum, leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network;
- Maggie Henry, anti-fracking activist from Lawrence County, Pennsylvania;
- Ted Glick, of Beyond Extreme Energy; and
- Todd Larsen, executive co-director, Green America.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11 an ET.
Reporters can join this live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) by dialing 302-202-1108 and entering code: 402647.
About the Groups and Participants
Josh Fox is an American film director, playwright and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Gasland. He is one of the most prominent public opponents of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In 2017 he was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his latest film How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. https://www.facebook.com/joshfoxwow/.
Beyond Extreme Energy is an activist network of organizations and individuals that came together in the summer of 2014 to organize a successful, week-long nonviolent direct action campaign in Washington DC from November 1-7. We resolve to continue building upon this work in the years ahead. We believe that massive and coordinated grassroots-based campaigns are needed to confront extreme energy extraction and the climate crisis. Through those campaigns and other actions, we can build the people power that leads to a political tipping point that seriously sets back the fossil fuel industry's efforts to keep the world dependent on fracking, nuclear reactors, mountaintop removal coal extraction, tar sands oil and other dirty and dangerous forms of energy. https://beyondextremeenergy.org/.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is a nonprofit membership organization working throughout the 4 states of the Delaware River Watershed including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. DRN provides effective environmental advocacy, volunteer monitoring programs, stream restoration projects, public education, and legal enforcement of environmental protection laws. http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/.
Green America is the nation's leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides economic strategies and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems. http://www.GreenAmerica.org.
Maggie Henry, an organic pig farmer and anti-fracking activist whose farm is next door to a Marcellus Shale drill site.
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SOURCE Green America, Washington, D.C.