On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulation Committee (FERC) approved the first east coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Cove Point, Maryland right on the Chesapeake Bay.

Despite massive citizen opposition to fracking, the oil and gas industry is trying to build these multi-billion dollar LNG ports all over the country so they can continue to frack the hell out of American families living above shale plays and make billions of dollars in profits shipping natural gas overseas. 

Now, more than ever, we need to come together to ban fracking.

If we let facilities like Cove Point and the 14 other proposed LNG ports be built, we are dooming families across the country to be fracked and we are solidifying the destruction of our planet through climate change. 

400,000 people took to the streets for the People’s Climate March to demand action. Thousands of them with signs reading messages similar to this “Fracking = Climate Change”.

The Global Frackdown is an important moment for us all to stand up and demand that we start developing renewable energy instead of continuing down the deadly fossil fuel path.

Please watch and share our video of the week: Join the Global Frackdown 

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Lee Ziesche, Gasland Grassroots Coordinator