United States: the art exhibition in Washington DC draws attention to fracking 2

United States: the art exhibition in Washington DC draws attention to fracking



A group of anti-fracking activists set up a massive art exhibit in the heart of Washington DC on Monday, to draw attention to the problems of fracking and pipeline construction.

The screen is an artistic construction of 50 feet (15 m) wide and 20 feet (6 m) high of 10 interconnected pipes. "First, it is wrong to approve pipes that are clearing forests and moving forward with dirty fracture gas, but it is certainly wrong to approve that activity before the pipeline has received all of its approvals," said Maya van Rossum, an activist with the Delaware Riverkeeper. Net.

The group of climate activists, from more than 200 climate organizations, will hold a three-day lobbying session in Congress to demand investigations and hearings on possible abuses of power committed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) during the process of approval of the pipeline.

"We have urged Congress to hold hearings, to investigate the abuses of its powers by FERC and really highlight all the harmful things it has done on behalf of the pipeline industry but really against the people in ways that are incredibly devastating. and harmful, "he added. Rossum.

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