Protesters, Politicians Play Politics With Pipelines

Energy production in the United States has never been higher, but a new Wall Street Journal story lays out the damage inflicted on taxpayers and customers by protesters playing political games and the shortsighted policies of leaders in states such as New Jersey and New York.

First the facts: The United States produced a record 37 trillion cubic feet
of gas last year – up 44 percent from a decade earlier. Consumption in the United States rose by 3.5 percent last year for a total of 817 billion cubic meters of gas.

But politics and protests are preventing people from …