"Pipelines: Texas Looks To Pass ALEC-Backed Protest Bill"

"Texas lawmakers appeared poised to pass a bill that will impose hefty prison sentences on protesters who damage pipelines and other "critical infrastructure."

If the Republican-controlled state Senate approves H.B. 3557 and it's signed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Texas would be the fifth state to pass a version of the law.

Oklahoma, Louisiana, and North and South Dakota have adopted similar measures, at the urging of the oil industry and the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council."

Mike Lee reports for EnergyWire May 16, 2019.


"How New State Legislation Is Making Reporting On Pipeline Protests A Felony" (Freedom of the Press Foundation)

"Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison Under Texas Bill" (EJToday Headlines)


Source: EnergyWire, 05/16/2019