Lawmakers Push For Terrorism Prosecutions For Environmentalists

Members of Congress signed a letter urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as terrorists, citing a need to protect ‘energy infrastructure.’

A pipeline protester uses PVC pipes to attach himself to a piece of construction equipment along Highway 6 near Bismarck, N.D. (Photo: Phil McKenna/Inside Climate News)

Several members of Congress signed on to a letter recommending Attorney General Jeff Sessions look into whether the Justice Department has the laws it needs to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as if they are terrorists. The letter asks Sessions if the USA PATRIOT Act and Pipeline Safety Act contain enough provisions to

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