5,000 Signatures Yet No Word from the White House

posted Dec 17, 2011, 6:27 AM by Site administrator   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 10:49 AM ]
    No response of any kind from the White House, which leads us to believe We the People are not being heard.  Could it be that Our Petition was simply a mechanism to get our email addresses? 

    On the 28th of September, We petitioned the Obama Administration to 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 outweighs 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. 

    At 4:35PM EDT 26 October -- YOU did it -- we reached our goal of 5000 signatures (in less than 30 days) to CURB the FERC and get them out of the SMP business ... OUR 5000th signature was from Mike M of Gravois Mills, MO -- Lake of the Ozarks. Smith Mountain Lake was signature 4999 from Linda B of Huddleston, VA.