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Climate Change Activists and Environmentalists
Congressmen Ask Sessions to Go After Climate Activists Who Are Damaging Pipelines

Lauretta Brown
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 8:20 PM


Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) wrote a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday, along with 84 of his colleagues, asking if existing federal statutes sufficiently arm the federal government to prosecute incidents such as risky sabotage attempts on oil pipelines last year and death threats against oil and gas company employees.

"While we are strong advocates for the First Amendment, violence toward individuals and destruction of property are both illegal and potentially fatal," the lawmakers write.

"We realize the Department of Justice (DOJ) faces unique challenges when confronting these crimes, including identifying suspects amidst the rural and remote infrastructure across the country. But maintaining safe and reliable energy infrastructure is a matter of national security," the letter says.

"Operation of pipeline facilities by unqualified personnel could result in a rupture -- the consequences of which would be devastating," they emphasize. "Even though some activists commit these acts of sabotage to raise awareness about climate change, they only create the serious risk of harm to the environment they claim to care about."

The letter referenced an October 2016 sabotage attempt in which activists in four states tried to stop oil flowing through pipelines.

The activists said the attempt was "in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has protested the construction of a separate $3.7 billion pipeline carrying oil from North Dakota to the U.S. Gulf Coast over fears of potential damage to sacred land and water supplies."

The letter specifically asks Sessions whether the Justice Department is investigating or prosecuting the activists involved in that sabotage attempt.

The only problem with the world is that the idiots are cocksure and intelligent are doubtful.

Re: Climate Change Activists and Environmentalists
Reply #1
an easy call,if they destroy damage property,they get charged,& do a couple years in the clinker