Print Column: In the Fight Over Oil, It’s Progressives Against Progress


MINOT, N.D. — The fight over the Davis Refinery, a crude oil project backed by Meridian Energy Group, has been an intriguing one to follow.

In many ways it is a familiar story, pitting the energy industry and its desire for modern infrastructure against a political faction which would rather keep oil in the ground.

We’ve seen iterations of that fight play out around energy projects like pipelines and refineries all over the country.

It’s the nature of the Davis Refinery which makes this particular food fight interesting, illustrating as it does how self-styled “progressive” left wing activists are pitting themselves against progress.

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