An environmental activist group on Tuesday demonstrated the surprising ease of disrupting the North America oil and gas pipeline system. Armed with nothing more than some bolt cutters and hardhats, a group of five activists simply cut through a few chains and twisted shut the emergency valves at five different cross-border pipelines, located in four states. Combined, the affected pipelines pump 2.8 million barrels a day of crude across the United States from Canada, Reuters reports. The protest stunt caused no permanent damage.
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