Pipelines Are Critical Infrastructure—and Attacking Them Is Terrorism

Pipelines Are Critical Infrastructure—and Attacking Them Is Terrorism

Much as “Keep It in the Ground” extremists would like to believe otherwise, all sectors of our nation—from emergency services to manufacturing to agriculture—depend upon oil and natural gas products.

Attempting to incapacitate or destroy the pipelines that transport these critical elements is not a legitimate form of protest or an attention-getting ploy. It is an act of terrorism that could endanger their own lives, the lives of innocent people in surrounding communities, and the environment.

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