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Pipeline CEOs vow to fight back against environmental activism and sabatoge

Crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp. in Atoka, Okla. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images


Executives from major pipeline companies say environmental activists have become more intense, coordinated and sophisticated in their campaigns against energy infrastructure. The battle over pipelines reached a fever pitch in 2016 and 2017 during tense standoffs between law enforcement and activists to prevent the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.