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Declaring FERC a 'Rubber Stamp for Industry,' Campaigners Disrupt Senate Hearing


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Declaring FERC a 'Rubber Stamp for Industry,' Campaigners Disrupt Senate Hearing

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Decrying the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as nothing but a "rubber stamp" for industry, a number of activists disrupted a Senate energy committee hearing Thursday on President Donald Trump's FERC nominees.

"FERC'in nuts" was how E&E News reporter Hannah Northey described the scene on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, as an estimated five people were removed from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing.


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Rights based ordinances or laws written by the people in your community to stop FERC and its partners in its tracks. Wake up before its too late and start them within the law.


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People are starting to rise up. One group at a time they are rising up until suddenly their mass will be overwhelming and "we the people" will join.


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Watching California's Oroville Dam overtopping earlier this year because it has only one real spillway would have been laughable if it had not been such an egregious example of FERC's failure to adequately regulate that facility during any of the ten five year inspections and two licensing processes to which the project has been subjected during the past half century.

During the two decades I worked on FERC regulated power projects I witnessed many travesties, but none as bad as the Oroville faux spillway.