Arrests at anti-fracking FERC sit-in protest

225 years after the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an activist dressed as the Statue of Liberty, a French gift to the United States, was one of 24 arrested in front of FERC, protesting fracking, pipelines, and LNG export.

Brandon Baker wrote for EcoWatch 14 July 2014, 24 Anti-Fracking Activists Arrested in Washington at First-Ever FERC Sit-In Protest,

Twenty-four anti-fracking activists were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in protest of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups tweeting from the scene.

The protest centered on Cove Point, an export terminal that could be constructed in Maryland, about 50 miles from the White House.

The “Stop Cove Point” protest marked the first-ever sit in at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

More on the larger march and protest that same day in DC.

Activists already back in May packed a FERC hearing about LNG export from Cove Point, singing “We all know FERC’s a rubber stamp machine. Cove Point is the same problem with the three already-authorized LNG export operations right at the end of the Transco -> Sabal Trail -> FSC pipeline in Florida.

Which is one reason landowners and other SpectraBusters protested at a trespass hearing in Leesburg, GA 10 July 2014 against FPL and Spectra Energy’s Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.

Every protest against every pipeline and LNG export operation helps every other protest stop the LNG export and pipeline eminent domain madness.


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