Authorities in Louisiana report that construction equipment vandalism has caused estimated damage of at least $50,000 on a pipeline construction site in Assumption Parish last weekend. A Parish sheriff’s spokesman reported that hydraulic hoses and electrical lines were cut, windows were broken, and messages were spray-painted on backhoes and bulldozers. The Bayou Bridge pipeline itself didn’t appear to be damaged. The developer’s spokesman reported the obvious: that based on the spray-painted messages, which weren’t disclosed, environmental extremists were responsible. The incident recalls similar but even more destructive arson damage done by pipeline protesters to heavy equipment during Dakota Access construction in 2016.