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05/15/2021

The Washington Post Quotes Drue Pearce on Colonial Shutdown Impacts and Pipeline Security

Materials Safety Administration, was quoted in The Washington Post’s May 15 article, “Colonial Shutdown Shows How Americans Pay the Price of Efficiency.” The article discusses Colonial Pipeline’s temporary shutdown due to a recent cyberattack, and the efficiency impacts the shutdown had on the market-driven energy sector. “No energy company, of course, welcomes a disruption,” Drue said, and she doubts “there is a pipeline company in the country that doesn’t have a robust system” of security. She adds, “it is impractical for the government to regulate pipeline security measures. The technology moves so quickly. But you have to have resiliency in your system. You have to have a backup.”

Click here to read the article in The Washington Post, titled, “Colonial Shutdown Shows How Americans Pay the Price of Efficiency,” (subscription required).

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