Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sign Petition Regarding FERC Overregulation

We would like to ask that if you have not already done so, please go to We the People, a new feature on, and sign the petition regarding FERC Overregulation. If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 28, 2011, the White House will review it and respond!

If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:

·         You must first register and then wait a few minutes for a verification e-mail.
·         When you get the verification e-mail, you will need to click on a link to confirm your registration (if you can’t click on this link, copy and paste it into your browser).
·         You will then be taken to the petition to be included.

Here's some more information about this petition:

CURB FERC regulations, which overreach and overregulate the shorelines of its hydroelectric projects.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is enforcing shoreline management rules decades after hydroelectric projects were first developed. Retroactive rules are irrational, without reason, or scientific basis. The burden of this regulation far out weights any public benefit. The impact on surrounding communities cannot be exaggerated as FERC rules are discouraging private investment, lowering property values, killing jobs, limiting access to project waters, inhibiting landowner’s ability to sell, violating Federal, State and local ordinances, and trampling on personal property rights. FERC is ignoring Executive Order 13563 and the 11 July 2011 supplemental order for Independent Agencies. Wise regulatory decisions depend on careful analysis of the likely consequences of regulation.

Thank you

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