Port: If only green progressives were more open to progress

MINOT, N.D. — Our state, and our federal government, are investing heavily in reducing emissions.

You’d think that would be a development environmental activists could be happy about. They’ve been sermonizing on an impending climate change apocalypse for generations, and while we can justifiably argue that their conclusions are often exaggerated, and their motivations sometimes far from pure, the investments being made in carbon capture and storage by both the taxpayers and the private sector are a sign that we’re taking our emissions and their impact on the climate seriously.

Sadly, they’re still not satisfied, and it has much to do with certain myopic hostilities they’ve developed to industries like coal, oil, gas, and agriculture.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Just listen to what they say.

State leaders came together recently at Bismarck State College to discuss the challenges facing North Dakota’s energy industry. Carbon capture projects, which are right now being successfully deployed to reduce and eliminate emissions at ethanol plants and coal plants and oil/gas pads, were much discussed to the chagrin of the left-wing activists at the Dakota Resource Council.

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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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