Pipeline Protesters Force FERC to Close Monthly Meeting May 20, 2016By Michael BrooksCiting safety concerns, FERC closed its monthly meeting to the public, allowing only staff, guests and press inside HQ. Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:Meet the People Making Life a Little More Difficult for FERC this WeekProtesters are descending on D.C. throughout this week to protest FERC and its approval of natural gas infrastructure projects.Protesters Interrupt FERC Open MeetingFERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur called an unscheduled recess to the commission’s monthly open meeting Thursday due to a series of interruptions by protestors from environmental group Beyond Extreme Energy.FERC Cracks Down on ProtestersBorrowing language from the Federal Communications Commission, FERC issued an order modifying the Code of Federal Regulations “to clarify that the term ‘observe’ does not include disruptive behavior.” Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.