Gas export protesters blockade FERC, 24 arrests

Shortly before 8AM on the 14th of July, activists opposing fracking and
LNG export out of Cove Point or anywhere else blockaded all doors into
FERC's headquarters. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC is
suspected of being ready to rubber-stamp permits for gas export
facility construction at Cove Point in Calvert County, MD. Cops helped
FERC employees and bureaucrats push through lines of protesters,
appearing at one point to use a pain hold to force a protester to let go
of another. The blockades remained in place until about 10AM, at which
point 24 activists were arrested.