DEADLINE FRIDAY: Inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” these brave fracktivists have refused all food and drink, except water, for the last 16 days. On Friday, they break their fast and deliver our demands to FERC. Sign here to support them.
Pope Francis visited Washington, D.C., today, and renewed his call for climate action in a speech on the White House lawn. Inspired by the pope's call for climate action, and called to act by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) continued rubber-stamping of fracked gas projects, Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) has been leading a fast for no new permits and plans to attend the pope's speech to Congress tomorrow as part of a delegation of anti-fracking activists.
The fast is in the great tradition of Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Dave Dellinger and Bobby Sands. It's a way to show that we can live without food (for a little while), but we can't live with climate chaos caused by fracking.
These brave climate warriors are risking their health, comfort and safety to stop any of our towns and communities from being sacrificed to fracked gas infrastructure. On Friday, they'll deliver all the signatures, plus five copies of Pope Francis' Encyclical on climate (one for each FERC commissioner). Can you can stand with them by signing on in solidarity and telling everyone you know?
New fasters have been arriving throughout the last few weeks both in D.C. and in front line communities from coast to coast. This week we were joined by new friends from New York and Oregon, and are expecting a huge crowd including allies from the Franciscan Action Network when we visit FERC on Friday to deliver our message. The only thing missing from our action is YOU! Sign here to support the Fast for No New Permits at FERC and have your name delivered this week to support Pope Francis' message and stop fracked gas from coast to coast.
Pope Francis said in his encyclical, Laudato Si, “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is, first and foremost, up to us… Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.”
Sign here to support the Fast for No New Permits at FERC, and be counted among those who have the reverence, resolve and joy to stop the expansion of fracked gas.
Drew and the FERC Fast Support Team at Environmental Action
PS - Want to meet the fasters or learn more about what they're doing? Click here to read profiles of fasters from Oregon to North Carolina at Beyond Extreme Energy's website and sign up to fast from home.