The March has ended, but many marchers have stayed in Washington, D.C. to take part in the Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) week of action.
*Read below about the BXE events this week taken from their website.
November 3rd – 7th
Each morning, Monday to Friday, we will nonviolently sit-in and block the two entrances to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On July 14th 25 people did this and were successful in disrupting business-as-usual at FERC for two hours until they were arrested. We learned from that experience and will use those lessons as we organize a bigger and stronger action the week of November 3rd-7th. The action at FERC needs people prepared to risk arrest and also those prepared to stand in support.
Additional Actions November 3rd-7th
Here are some other opportunities to help move us beyond extreme energy. [Note: none of the action plans below involve risking arrest except for possibly Tuesday at Cove Point.]
Monday afternoon will see a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee calling upon them to get real about the seriousness of the climate crisis. This will be followed by a “flash mob” action at FERC and at Union Station spearheaded by fracktivists coming down from New York City. For the DNC action gather at the Columbus Statue outside of Union Station at 1:30/1:45 for a march to DNC. Look for the “flash mob” group around 4:15/4:30 at the same location.
Tuesday afternoon a bus has been reserved to take people to Cove Point for a demonstration in support of local people who continue to fight the plans by Dominion to build their dangerous export terminal. We plan to be in Solomon’s Island on Solomon’s Island Rd. near the long bridge by 2 pm.
On Wednesday afternoon there will be an action at the Justice Department calling for them to intervene to see that justice is done in Ferguson, Mo. and that the national scourge of police brutality, especially against black and brown youth, is seriously addressed. We say: stop disrespecting and abusing the earth and its climate, stop disrespecting and abusing the people. We plan to be at the Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, between 9th and 10th Sts., by 2 PM.
On Thursday afternoon we will demonstrate outside the headquarters of National Public Radio, which keeps running pro-fracking ads of the oil and gas industry–and just cut back its team of environmental reporters to one! NPR is at 1111 N. Capitol St. NW, near L St. We’ll gather there at 4:30.
Friday, led by Pennsylvania extractivists (because our main focus here is not only fracking), we will go the Dept. of Transportation to demonstrate against its policies and practices that are allowing a dramatic expansion of coal, oil and gas exports which put communities at risk. PA does not need more extraction that further degrades the commonwealth. We need to stop transport in its tracks. We should be there around 1:30 pm, and DOT is at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, at M St.
In the evenings of November 3rd-7th, we’ll also evaluate how the day’s actions went, train any new people and refine plans for the next day’s actions.
Breaking: 25 Arrested Shutting Down FERC Office in D.C. on Nov. 3
FERC faces heightened scrutiny as gas projects proliferate on Nov. 3
Blockades Challenge Fracking’s Assault on ‘All That Sustains Life’ on Nov. 3
More activists arrested as climate demonstration continues at FERC on Nov. 4
Breaking: 105 Cumulative Arrests in Five Anti-Fracking, Pro-Climate Actions on Nov. 4
Fracking Bans Pass in Key Referendums! on Nov. 5