Pipeline worker in pipe

More state legislatures are reviewing critical infrastructure laws in light of increasingly violent anti-development protesters who have shot at pipelines in residential areas, attempted to shutoff manual safety valves, and sabotaged equipment used to build and maintain pipelines.

Those who intentionally damage or try to damage infrastructure deemed critical to the safety and economic well-being of Iowans could face a criminal charge carrying a 25-year prison term and a fine of up to $100,000 under a bill passed by the Senate this week and sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds.

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