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AP Environmental Writer 

Video game enabling fantasy pipeline attacks draws fire


October 26, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An energy industry group says a video game created by a Michigan State University assistant professor encourages "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, although the developer says it doesn't advocate violence.

The game is called "Thunderbird Strike." Players can direct an indigenous cultural figure called a thunderbird to destroy pipelines and other machinery with lightning. It's downloaded from a website that outlines steps people can take to oppose real pipelines.

A group based in Washington, D.C., called Ener...

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