White House Says There’s No New Plans For Pipeline Attack

(RoyalPatriot.com )- After the shutdown of the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline earlier this week by Russian hacking group “Darkside,” President Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg revealed that there may be no plans by the government to intervene with the pipeline in the event that a hack happens again.

It could be disastrous, as just a couple of days of disruption caused the price of fuel to skyrocket and for much of the East Coast to lose access to fuel. It resulted in huge lines at gas stations and panic buying in major cities, and concerns that further disruption could bring much of the country to its knees.

Buttigieg said that the Russian cyberattack and the electric grid failure in Texas during extreme winter weather earlier this year were “two major wake-up call experiences” and said that the United States must be more resilient.

But he didn’t get any more specific than that.

He did, however, say that America needs more “flexible infrastructure for the future” – a line likely to be adopted by the Biden administration as it continues its push for a massive $2.2 trillion “infrastructure” plan that provides for much more than basic infrastructure.

Reporters told Buttigieg how roughly 10% of all gas stations in Washington, D.C. were completely out of gas, and asked him if the Biden administration is having “preliminary discussions about potentially taking over the pipeline to restore the flow if the company is unable to do it themselves.”

And that’s when Buttigieg had to awkwardly admit that the Biden administration might not have been planning anything at all.

“I haven’t heard anything along those lines,” he said, before going on to say that administration was working “closely” with Colonial to bring the pipeline back to normal operations.

…wouldn’t you think the Biden administration would have plans in place to take over the nation’s biggest pipeline if hackers target it again?