Fracking Protest to March on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission HQ

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    Activists are planning to rally against the government’s plan to export fracked and liquefied natural gas from U.S. coastlines.

    The protest, called “Stop Fracked Gas Exports,” wants to stop the development of the Cove Point export terminal in Lusby, Maryland. The group is calling on President Obama and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to halt approval of all LNG export projects and protect communities from fracking.

    Fracking is a process of retrieving natural gas by fracturing rock with a pressurized liquid. There has been controversy about the long-term effects of the process on the environment.

    The group plans to rally west of the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool and then march on the FERC headquarters on First Street, Northeast. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.