Pipeline protesters disrupt FERC's first meeting with new Trump commissioners

Video of protest both outside and inside the FERC meeting including clip from
Delaware River Keepers Network video(Youtube) of inside protest

On the 20th of September, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held its first meeting since two of Trump's three new commissioners were confirmed. Protesters showed up outside, and those of them not yet known to FERC security managed to attend the "open" meeting. FERC security is known for using "blue dots" added to badges issued by security to mark known activists to be excluded from so-called "open" meetings.Once inside, they sang "We shall overcome" and were ejected.

After the action at FERC, the participants departed for Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress, delivering Stop Trump’s Dirty Energy Agenda sign-on letters.

FERC is infamous as the gas and pipeline industry's rubber stamp for eminent domain, and some of the protesters from front-line communities singled out this theft of their land in calling out the agency. On the climate change issue, Reverend Yearwood mentioned the hurricanes devastating Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast this year, telling FERC to "check the weather" to understand why approving further fossil fuel infrastructure was a bad idea.

Still from Delaware River Keepers Network video of protest inside the FERC meeting

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