Members of Texas Campaign for the Environment, Chispa Texas, For the Greater Good,
Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend, and Ingleside on the Bay Coastal Watch Association
will meet with the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington D.C.
on Jan. 19 and 20 to raise environmental concerns about Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC’s
(Cheniere) planned liquified natural gas expansion in San Patricio County. Along with the Center for Oil and Gas Organizing, these members will be hosting a live streamed press panel at this link tomorrow, Thursday at 9:30 am ET, featuring speakers such as Chloe Torres, lifelong Corpus Christi resident and organizer and Deandra Sanchez representing Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend before the next monthly Open Meeting of FERC. Press Release is here. They are fighting to protect their communities in the face of massive plans to expand fossil gas exports along the TX Coastal Bend where nearly 60% of US crude oil is already exported from the US. Enough is enough!
Cheniere is expected to file a formal application with FERC next month. In addition to attending
the public FERC meeting on Jan. 19, the local coalition will meet with FERC Commissioners
where they will outline numerous negative environmental and regional impacts such as an
increase in LNG ship loadings and traffic would have on the Coastal Bend. FERC Commissioners have voiced concerns for environmental justice and the massive climate emissions from methane gas export facilities, yet they have continued to rubber stamp these facilities.
This will be the first open meeting with Willie Phillips serving as Acting Chair of FERC. You can learn
about how he might lead here, here and here. We want to ensure the Chair hears messages
from frontline residents early and often in his tenure, so please tweet out calls for FERC to take
a leadership role on environmental justice, climate, and no sacrifice zones.
When: Jan. 19, 2023, 9:30-10 am ET.
Where: Live Streaming with an action in front of FERC’s offices
Via FACEBOOK LIVE on the Indigenous Peoples of the Coastal Bend Facebook page
Who: Frontline leaders Chloe Torres and Deandra Sanchez among others
1) Tune in and promote the leaders at the press conference. Social Media Pack Here
2) Comment during the Open Meeting, calling on @FERC to prioritize Environmental
Justice, Climate, and Protecting the Sacred.