Arrest of Andrew Hinz, FERC veteran of 25 years

Disruption of U.S. Senate hearing includes a 25-year veteran of FERC

Three activists with Beyond Extreme Energy disrupted a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of the final two members to join Trump’s FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Committee). One of the arrestees was a 25-year veteran of the agency. FERC is the agency that approved the expansion of the fracked gas pipeline […]

In youth-led climate lawsuit, judge denies desperate Trump appeal

In youth-led climate lawsuit, judge denies desperate Trump appeal

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken issued an order denying motions filed by the Trump Administration and the fossil fuel industry. The motions sought to appeal her November 10, 2016, decision in ​Juliana v. United States. The failed appeal of the administration and its fossil fuel allies is seen by many as a […]

Protesters disrupt FERC nomination hearing

Protesters disrupt FERC nomination hearing

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will soon be down to only one of four commissioners. Once accustomed to operating in the shadows, controversy around FERC and its role in the permitting of harmful and unnecessary fracked gas infrastructure was thrown into the limelight on Thursday morning when five people disrupted the Senate Energy and […]

Over 130 groups nationwide announce their opposition to FERC appointments

Over 130 groups nationwide announce their opposition to FERC appointments

Washington DC, March 8, 2017 —Over 130 organizations across the country announced today that they will oppose nominees made by the Trump Administration to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The move reflects the growing resistance nationwide from residents, farmers, business owners, physicians, and environmentalists to FERC’s practice of recklessly permitting pipelines that put hundreds of […]

Montrose 9 arrested for blockading the AIM pipeline to continue the fight

Montrose 9 arrested for blockading the AIM pipeline to continue the fight

As Rhode Island is battling the Invenergy-Raimondo fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville, many along the fuel supplying pipeline are fighting the same battle.

Victory for America’s youth – climate lawsuit against U.S. to proceed

Victory for America’s youth – climate lawsuit against U.S. to proceed

On Tursday the federal court in Eugene, Oregon decided in favor of 21 youth plaintiffs in their “groundbreaking” constitutional climate lawsuit against President Obama, numerous federal agencies, and the fossil fuel industry.

Kids win victory for Nature's Trust

Kids win victory for Nature’s Trust

The court’s ruling is a major victory for the 21 youth plaintiffs, ages 8-19, from across the U.S. in what Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein call the “most important lawsuit on the planet right now.”

Advocates and landowners from four states file federal appeal to Spectra Energy pipeline project

Advocates and landowners from four states file federal appeal to Spectra Energy pipeline project

A coalition of environmental groups and individuals, including Fossil Free Rhode Island, filed a petition asking the court to review FERC’s approval of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline expansion project.

Bill McKibben  arrested at a protest at Seneca Lake near Reading, N.Y., on March 7. He was protesting the proposed expansion of a natural gas storage facility. Credit Monica Lopossay for The New York Times

Award-wining documentarist Josh Fox and six others arrested in anti-pipeline protest at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox, Megan Holleran and five others were arrested in the driveway of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) while waiting for commissioners to join them for pancakes topped with the last drops of maple syrup from the Holleran family farm in New Milford, PA.

Questions raised about Invenergy's Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville

Questions raised about Invenergy’s Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville

At its open meeting on January 29, the siting board excluded numerous groups from formal participation in the review of the CERC proposal. Among those groups are the Burrillville Land Trust, the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats and an array of grassroots organizations including Fossil Free Rhode Island.