Authorities said on Monday that after saboteurs (probably green activists of an environmental organization) attacked the city’s natural gas system, thousands of residents in Aspen, Colorado had no heat in near-zero weather.
According to the Aspen Times, these saboteurs apparently attacked three separate Black Hills Energy gas pipelines, one in Aspen and two in Pitkin County, leaving approximately 3,500 residents in their own homes on Saturday night. The house was shaking.
Aspen Police Department said “the world is number one!”. It was written on a pipe near Aspen. It is not yet clear whether environmental protection organizations are behind the deliberate destruction.
Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn (Bill Linn) believes that saboteurs must be familiar with the natural gas system to implement the plan.
“They tampered with the pipeline,”
Police scrambled to distribute thousands of space heaters to residents, and Black Mountain Energy continued its work on Tuesday to restore natural gas.
Data from the National Weather Service shows that Aspen is expected to reach a low of minus 4 degrees on Tuesday night.
The FBI has stepped in to help investigate this matter.