WE ACT Response to ENR Committee Advancement of FERC Nominees to the Senate Floor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2024

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Ashley Sullivan
ashley.sullivan@weact.org

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday,  the U.S. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee voted to advance three nominees to serve as Commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the Senate floor for consideration. This proceeds from an ENR hearing this past March to consider the nominees consisting of David Rosner, Judy Chang, and Lindsay See. In response, Anastasia Gordon, Federal Policy Director at WE ACT for Environmental Justice had this to say:

“Given their testimonies at the Committee’s hearing in March, our concernsabout the nominees’ ability to have the public’s best interest at heart remain true. The advancement of these nominees leaves environmental justice communities who experience disproportionate harm from polluting infrastructure wary that a Commission with them at the helm will not meet the demands of this moment. We need FERC leadership that centers public health, environmental justice, climate mitigation, and resiliency in decision-making. We urge the Senate to keep these goals at the forefront of their minds when it comes time to consider and vote on whether these potential candidates should serve on an Agency that has so much direct influence on the lives and futures of Americans, especially those on the frontlines.”

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WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan membership-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Visit us at weact.org and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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