On November 17, 2022 members of Citizens for Clean Air, Clean Water of Freeport and Brazoria County traveled to Washington, DC to push federal agencies to keep Freeport LNG closed after a dangerous explosion in June of 2022 that threatened the lives of those living and enjoying the beaches near the Texas facility.
Citizens for Clean Air, Clean Water founder, Melanie Oldham was joined by fellow Freeport residents, Gwendolyn Jones and Manning Rollerson. Herbert Scott, Founder/Executive Director of The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation joined the press conference, performing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ on the Alto Saxophone.
After the press conference, Freeport residents met with the FERC Office of Public Participation, and former FERC chairman, Richard Glick. The activists called on FERC to enforce stronger emergency response plans at Freeport LNG and for FERC commissioners and staff to visit the Freeport community and host a public townhall about safety and environmental concerns with the Freeport LNG facility.
Watch the full press conference below: