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Anti-export protesters arrested

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media

Over two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington today during a protest against a planned natural gas export facility in Maryland.

Activists carrying anti-fracking and anti-export signs were arrested for blocking the entrance to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The FERC is expected to issue an order allowing conversion of the former import terminal by the end of the month. The slated $3.8 billion facility would become the closest export station to the Marcellus shale gas fields.

The protesters oppose the terminal’s conversion due to concerns surrounding the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing. All 25 were released with citations and $50 fines.

Read the Associated Press report at Delmarva Public Radio: Arrests in Protest Against Plant for Liquifying Natural Gas

Related: LNG export permits need faster time-table

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