On Wednesday, March 29, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC) hosted an Environmental Justice Roundtable featuring government, corporate and community recommendations for incorporating Environmental Justice into FERC permitting decisions. Because we did not think that the FERC forum would produce the results frontline advocates require, The Frontlines to FERC campaign organized a People’s Environmental Justice Roundtable to ensure frontline and community-based organizations were truly respected, heard, and included.

Twitter post from Center for Oil and Gas Organizing, Organizing Director, Kari Fulton, drawing attention to the visible absence of both Republican Commissioners from the first FERC Environmental Justice Roundtable.

The Peoples’ Environmental Justice Roundtable was held at Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC, and live-streamed online via ACT.TV and featured community voices from the Gulf South, Appalachia, and Tribal nations.

At the Peoples’ EJ Roundtable, we’ll spotlight the amazing work happening to challenge the rush to build new LNG and pipelines led by people from frontline communities who are building toward a future without LNG. Leaders will speak about their communities and will have space to reflect on what occurred during the day at the FERC event. Come enjoy great music, food, and conversation as we work toward a day where FERC is an agency that centers climate and environmental justice in its decision-making. 

Watch the full People’s Roundtable live stream below: