Take Action! Take Fracking Out of Our Trade Agreements
Stop Natural Gas Exports
Exporting Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to overseas markets is a dirty, dangeurous practice that lets the industry make a killing at the expense of human health. While drillers continue to carve up private property and ignore basic environmental laws, the industry is pressuring local governments and coastal communities to build new pipelines and processing plants so natural gas can be turned into a liquid form and shipped overseas.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may allow for significantly increased exports of liquefied natural gas without the careful study or adequate protections necessary to safeguard the American public. This would mean an increase of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the dirty and violent process that dislodges gas deposits from shale rock formations. It would also likely cause an increase in natural gas and electricity prices, impacting consumers, manufacturers, workers, and increasing the use of dirty coal power.
Read more the TPP and natural gas exports.
The New Frontier in Challenging Coal: Preventing Massive Coal Exports to Asia
We're making progress in ending America's dependence on coal, enhancing clean energy development, and transitioning to a clean energy economy with clean, green, union jobs. We've prevented the construction of 150 new coal plants across the U.S. and are ramping up work to retire the oldest and dirtiest plants, all while encouraging development of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Even if we stop coal use in the U.S., however, Big Coal industry has plans to ship millions of tons of U.S. coal to be burned in Asia instead.
Big Coal threatens this progress with new plans to further tear up our land and poison our air and water by shipping millions of tons of U.S. coal to be burned in Asia instead.