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I like Robert's interpretation better than my own, because it allows for the
fact that the pipeline is likely to threaten the environment, not protect
it. Much more in keeping with what pipelines are known for.
>A different interpretation from Joanna's:
>Maybe it means areas which environmentalists haven't yet perceived as
>threatened, but might in the future, or areas where restrictive
>environmental regulations are not yet in force, but can be expected, so
>that opposition or legal restrictions will make construction more
>difficult in future than at present.