Beyond Extreme Energy

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Beyond Extreme Energy is an activist network of organizations and individuals that came together in the summer of 2014 to organize a successful, week-long nonviolent direct action campaign at the Washington, D.C., offices of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and elsewhere, particularly near the proposed Cove Point LNG export terminal.

We take action to raise public awareness of the disastrous impacts of fracking, proposed gas exports and other extreme energy extraction practices.

Toward these ends, BXE has identified the following priorities

  • Supporting important local frontline struggles against fracking, including drilling, pipelines, compressor stations, storage and export terminals, as well as other extreme energy expansion projects. We are particularly focused on efforts underway at Cove Point, Maryland, Seneca Lake, New York, and a large number of proposed new fracking pipelines from New England to Florida;
  • Reaching out to and developing healthy working relationships with other groups working on extreme energy extraction, students and young people, the Black Lives Matter movement, organizing efforts in communities of color, campaigns of low-paid workers and environmentally-conscious labor unions;
  • Organizing major weeks of action in Washington, DC, focused on FERC but also including other opportunities for effective, nonviolent direct action;
  • Working with a developing coalition of groups that support nonviolent direct action demanding strong climate action, including at the United Nations and here in the U.S.

The energy and resources to carry out this work will come from the network of scores of organizations and many individuals who have created and built Beyond Extreme Energy and those who will join us going forward. Through respectful discussion, democratic decision-making, hard work and creative, committed action, we know that we can win.

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