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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:53 PM

Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists

Source: Associated Press

Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists

Feb. 15, 2017 1:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline is comparing pipeline opponents to terrorists.

Joey Mahmoud, executive vice president of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, says protesters have "assaulted numerous pipeline personnel," destroyed millions of dollars' worth of construction equipment and even fired a pistol at law enforcement during months of demonstrations against the 1,200-mile pipeline, which will carry North Dakota oil to an Illinois terminal.

Mahmoud tells Congress that the protest movement "induced individuals to break into and shut down pump stations on four operational pipelines. Had these actions been undertaken by foreign nationals, they could only be described as acts of terrorism."

In prepared testimony Wednesday for a hearing before a House energy subcommittee, Mahmoud also blasted the Obama administration, which twice delayed the project last year. The Associated Press obtained the testimony in advance.

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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:59 PM

1. Here we go again, on steroids...

this is the same kind of BS used against all conservationist protesters back when W was in charge. Many lost funding due the fears of donors being called enablers of terrorists now labeled eco-terrorists.

BTW, "environnemtalist" is a term created by the media to control the dialogue.

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