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With environmental extremists becoming increasingly violent and reckless in their actions, including their sabotage of critical energy infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Justice is taking action.  On Friday, the U.S. DOJ pledged to prosecute protesters who damage oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure.

The DOJ said it was committed to vigorously prosecuting those who damage “critical energy infrastructure in violation of federal law.” Attempts to “damage or shut down” pipelines deprive communities of services and can put lives at risk, cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and threaten the environment, a department official said in a statement sent to Reuters.

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