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Iowa Senate bill would ban sabotage of pipelines, other critical infrastructure

  Iowa Senate bill would ban sabotage of pipelines, other critical infrastructure

Criminal acts against pipelines, telecommunications facilities, water treatment plants, and a long list of other critical infrastructure would result in a long prison sentence and a steep fine under legislation advancing in the Iowa Senate

Senate Study Bill 3062, proposed by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, appears to be a response to millions of dollars in damage inflicted by protesters on Iowa sections of the Dakota Access Pipeline, prior to the crude oil pipeline becoming operational last year across four states.

Jeff Boeyink, a lobbyist for Energy Transfer, the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, told a Senate subcommittee Thursday he considers his company's project to be the "poster child" of why the legislation is necessary.

Read the full article on the Des Moines Register website.



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