Water and climate advocacy organizations submitted comments and signatures from more than 43,000 people demanding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deny the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline more time to construct the pipeline.
Both nominees and Senators alike appeared oblivious to the fact that gas is as dirty as coal and that significantly increasing gas reliance through new pipelines and liquefied natural gas export facilities is incompatible with a stable climate.
In response, Lorne Stockman, Senior Research Analyst at Oil Change International released the following statement:
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been using alternative facts to assess the climate impact of gas pipelines. We set the record straight with new briefings on the impact of the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.