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From: Suzannah Glidden

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2022, 2:01 PM

SIGN ON: Tell Biden’s Maritime Admin – Stop Approving Fossil Fuel Export Terminals

Please note the reference to Buttigieg’s compliance with promoting gas making it very unlikely he’ll issue a Corrective Action Order to shut and purge the Algonquin pipelines at Indian Point.


From: Molly Morabito []
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:23 PM
Subject: SIGN ON: Tell Biden’s Maritime Admin – Stop Approving Fossil Fuel Export Terminals

To Fuel Free Activists:

Science is clear – to avert the very worst impacts of the climate crisis, we must immediately stop building out new fossil fuel infrastructure and start phasing out existing production.  

Despite this, Biden’s Department of Transportation, overseeing the Maritime Administration (MARAD), continues to approve new deepwater ports for the import and export of oil and liquefied fracked gas.  

Will Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE) join our petition calling for MARAD to stop approving deepwater ports as contrary to the national interest? The deadline to sign on is Thursday, 10/27 by 12pm PST.

Early signers include Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Port Arthur Community Action Network (PACAN), Citizens for Clean Air/Water in Brazoria County, Texas Campaign for the Environment, The Vessel Project of Louisiana, Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Healthy Gulf, Earthworks, and Ingleside on the Bay Coastal Watch Association. 

Deepwater ports are hazardous to our climate, our communities, and our environment. New ports lead to more drilling and fracking, increase toxic air and water pollution, destroy sensitive habitat for endangered wildlife, and cause yet more oil spills and other accidents. 

Approvals for deepwater ports and their resulting pollution are disproportionately concentrated near low-income communities and communities of color, causing serious environmental and public health harm. Moreover, the impacts of climate change — further driven by these new fossil fuel projects — most directly and severely damage these very same communities.  

For these reasons and more we are petitioning MARAD to immediately stop approving all new deepwater ports because they are contrary to national interest.  

We hope Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE) can join our petition. 

Please reach out if you have any questions about this petition or effort. Thank you very much!  

In solidarity, 

Molly Morabito (she/her)

Climate Organizer
Climate Law Institute 
Cell/Signal: (510) 409-5110