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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.

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“On Sunday, July 13th, fracking fighters everywhere, movement leaders like Tim DeChristopher and Sandra Steingraber, mothers fending off compressor stations, fathers fighting pipelines – and everyday people demanding solutions to climate change – will march together by the thousands in DC. We’ll call on President Obama and FERC to reject a gas export disaster, at Cove Point and beyond, and instead redouble investments in the wind, solar and energy efficiency technologies that will support good jobs and a stable climate for all.”

A new front is opening up in the critical battle to prevent climate catastrophe and protect people from the ravages of a fossil fuel industry going to extremes to find dirty and polluting, last-century energy sources. That new front: fracked gas exports.

As of today, with the exception of a small facility in Alaska, there are no export terminals along U.S. coastlines to ship natural gas (what I call methane gas) to other countries, but the plan of the gas industry, supported by the Obama Administration and Congressional Republicans, is to build a bunch of them over the next several years. Over 20 have been ... Read more

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  • The New “CIA”

    As I write this, a new CIA, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, is completing six days of a tipi encampment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Throughout the past week Indigenous people from Canada, Idaho, South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma and elsewhere have joined with ranchers and farmers from Nebraska to dramatize and bring to […]

  • Can You “Reduce Methane Emissions” with an “All of the Above” Strategy?

    The short answer: no. On March 28th the White House released a 15-page document entitled, “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.” Here’s the first paragraph: “Reducing methane emissions is a powerful way to take action on climate change [true]; and putting methane to use can support local economies with a source of […]

  • Making a Renewable Energy Revolution

    What is needed if we are to have a chance of enacting a renewable energy revolution in enough time to prevent widespread and catastrophic climate disruption? Revolutions happen when: ~~A majority of people are either actively or passively in support of the changes that, cumulatively, would constitute a revolution; ~~The ruling powers-that-be are divided, unsure […]

  • Western Marylanders Arrested in Stop Cove Point Protest

    CUMBERLAND—A local Unitarian minister and three western Maryland residents were arrested just before noon today outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland for peacefully protesting Virginia-based Dominion Resources’ plan to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. The protesters blocked the courthouse entrance to demand justice in the controversial […]