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On the 24th of Feb, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of a lower court ruling forbidding the (fracked gas) Atlantic Coast Pipeline from crossing under the Appalacian Trail. Outside protesters demanded the Court reject the pipeline and ignore the whining from fossil fuel industry attorneys.

Video posted by Friends of the Earth as speaker warns ACP could carry enough fracked gas to create 20 coal plants worth of CO2 emissions 52 seconds

Video: BXE disrupt FERC, a protesters is dragged out the door 1 min 22 sec

On the 20th of Feb, Beyond Extreme Energy disrupted FERC's monthly pipeline and gas/oil facility permit issuing meeting. Twelve protesters were dragged out of the meeting. The protest delayed the start of the meeting and had the further effect of forcing a delay of Jordan Cove LNG export terminal permit decision.

Update: Roger Stone gets 40 months prison, Trump tweets of possible pardon

Video: the scene as the Kremlin Annex began their protest of Trump's pardons 1 min 21 sec

On the 18th of February, "Kremlin Annex" protesters (exiled by sound permit fees to H st) demanded that Trump's Attorney General Bob Barr resign in the wake of Trump's pardons for major corporate criminals and corrupt politicians. Pardons for Trump's convicted team members like Roger Stone are expected next.

The trial of the Embassy Protection Collective ended in a mistrial, after the jury deadlocked. According to the Partnership for Civil Justice, "Having spent outrageous sums of taxpayers $$ in overkill fed court prosecution of a misdemeanor case & heavily restricting the defense the jury could hear, Trump's DC Attys Office was still unable to convict."YouTube Link

Patriot Front stopped by blockade just before the WWII Memorial.

Video-Patriot Front kept from WWII memorial, had shields and lots of police support 5 min 17 sec

On the 8th of February, between 100 and 150 members of Patriot Front marched under intense pressure from a few dozen anti-Fascist activists from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol and finally the parking garage their vans were waiting in. Every step of the way MPD fought for them while severely outnumbered anti-fascists delayed, heckled, and obstructed their march.