OPINION: Beyond Extreme Responsibility

pipeline protestors

Sheldon Cooper, Stuart Bloom, The Big Bang Theory, Peter Nightingale, Steve Ahlquist….the names keep circling around in my brain even though Janet and I are vacationing in the beautiful Pocono Mountains where we will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary the night before my 50th Bangor High School reunion.

But something that has troubled me for several years recently re-emerged, and I won’t let it go. One reason is that it directly involves pipelines; the second is that it is inherently dangerous and wrong. Whether you agree is up to you.

This all began in 2016 when Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), which represents the interests of North American natural gas transmission operators, shocked Oildom’s Pipeline Opportunities Conference with news that anti-fossil fuel protesters were taking their activities directly to the homes of members of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has final say over infrastructure proposals.

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