The Hill, “FBI investigating 41 cases of eco-sabotage in Washington”

The FBI is investigating incidents against railways and rail lines.

Christian Spencer, July 30, 2021

Since Jan. 19, 2020, the FBI in Washington state has been investigating at least 41 incidents of eco-sabotage, specifically direct action against railways and rail lines connected to oil production.

In one instance on Dec. 22, a train was derailed and caught on fire in Custer, Wash., near the Canadian border, The Guardian reported. 

This was regarded as the most serious eco-sabotage incident in recent memory, with the damage resulting in 29,000 gallons of crude oil being spilled and the evacuation of 120 people, the National Transportation and Safety Board reported.

During that time, about a dozen eco-sabotage incidents took place.

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