Whenever anyone hears of some news event, they really must take a little time and research. There is a history to anything that happens. It is a little like the fact that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form. People do not just jump out of their beds one morning and decide to be a problem “just because”. Something must have happened that they find very disturbing. Something must have happened that makes them feel that their lives or way of life is endangered.
“The United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world, with more than 2.4 million miles of pipe. The network of crude oil pipelines in the U.S. is extensive. There are approximately 72,000 miles of crude oil lines in the U.S. that connect regional markets.”
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