It shouldn’t take eight years to replace a pipeline

MINOT, N.D. — Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project is completed.

It took eight years.

The oil is flowing to the dismay of the political zealots who violently protested the pipeline.

“Line 3 is a crime against the environment and Indigenous rights, waters and lands, and it marks the end of the tar sands era — but not the end of the resistance to it,” activist Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth, a hypocrite who uses oil regularly, said in response to the news.

LaDuke, who once described this pipeline as the “ecological equivalent to Auschwitz” and compared the workers building it to the Nazis who manned the “gas chambers,” has no sense of proportion. That this dim bulb, and others like her, are taken seriously on important policy matters is an indictment of our unserious times.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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