Louisiana Legislature Set to Raise Penalties on Pipeline Protesters

The Louisiana State Legislature was considering a bill Tuesday that would criminalize certain types of protests that have become common at many oil and natural gas pipeline construction sites under which it would stiffen the penalties for damaging sites known as “critical infrastructure.”

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Gifford Briggs said HB 727 is “about the protection of the environment, the people of Louisiana and the critical infrastructure that keeps our state moving.

“The bill strengthens current law to deter individuals from causing damage to pipeline infrastructure and potentially putting their lives in danger. LOGA is proud to work hand in hand with other industry groups to see this bill through to final passage”…

 

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