Dave had noticed positive reviews in corporate and social media and became alarmed.
Because for a decade CAEPLA had been warning about the increasing politicization of pipelines.
And we were almost alone in reporting on acts of sabotage at pipeline company infrastructure.
Our concern was that political protests were escalating to acts of vandalism and sabotage.
We worried that such incidents would put pipeline landowners in harm's way and put the public and environment at risk.
CAEPLA also sounded the alarm over the Trudeau Government's imposition of UN policies on Climate, and Indigenous people...and the deputization of the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) to enforce these policies.
Specifically, we were concerned that anti pipeline First Nations and Green activists would be able to piggyback onto your property with pipeline company employees and their "Indigenous Monitors" during routine work.
It seemed to us this was a serious security risk to pipeline landowners created by the CER.
No sooner had we published Dave's article than all hell broke loose at a Coastal GasLink worksite.
Within a week of the Pipeline Observer landing in members' mailboxes, a couple dozen axe wielding activists attacked in the middle of the night.
By the time they were done, they had injured a police officer, destroyed tens of millions of dollars worth of heavy equipment and set the site on fire — including a company vehicle with several employees still inside.
This was the first and worst terrorist attack on energy infrastructure in Canadian history.
The very thing Dave had predicted.
This marked the beginning of a terrorist war against Canada's oil & gas industry and energy transport sector.