"Green Groups Urge U.S. Agency To Halt Approving Gas Export Projects"

"Environmentalists on Monday protested at the headquarters of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, calling on the agency to stop approving liquefied natural gas export facilities until the climate change impacts of the projects are better understood.

The protesters blasted FERC's refusal to consider the greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the production, processing and shipment of natural gas abroad and said FERC must examine the matter before considering any new projects.

About two dozen picketers chanted and carried signs with slogans such as 'FERC: we need the truth on climate,' kicking off a week of daily demonstrations planned at the agency's offices."

Ayesha Rascoe reports for Reuters June 24, 2014.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014