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Activists line up during a rally in the Twin Cites area last summer to protest pipeline initiatives in Minnesota -- both a threat to the environment, critics say, as well as a false hope for economic growth. Sierra Club photo

Latest Tactic in the Environmental Left’s Drive to Obstruct Human Progress Is to Declare That Plants Have Rights

Latest Tactic in the Environmental Left’s Drive to Obstruct Human Progress Is to Declare That Plants Have Rights

If plants had rights, would you even be able to mow your lawn? Laugh if you want, but that’s the direction far-left activists like Winona LaDuke want to take us. “Manoomin (wild rice) now has legal rights,” she wrote in a recent column. “At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe recognized

Protesters converge on the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2018. The message of the protesters was mainly directed at the California governor, Jerry Brown, calling on him to stop oil drilling in the state and protect residents who live close to oil facilities. (Marian Carrasquero/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Doing Bad Things to the Environment in the Name of Environmentalism

Certain very large, very noisy factions of the American left have taken to opposing the construction of pipeline infrastructure vigorously. I’m not just talking about political and legal obstruction. Roadblocking a pipeline by gumming up the regulatory process, or seemingly endless litigation, is one thing. But often these projects are opposed with violence and criminal

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds

The Dakota Access Pipeline Has Reduced Oil by Rail Shipments by 20 Percent in First Month of Operation

The opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, many of them political extremists with a propensity for vandalism and violence, told us that the line was a risk. The truth beyond those talking points is more complicated, as it so often is. According to a recent report from the North Dakota Pipeline Authority (see below), rising

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a working session at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Markus Schreiber, Pool

Trump’s “Buy American” Idea Is Decidedly Un-American

The oil industry, which overall has benefited from President Donald Trump’s leadership in the White House, is not happy with his plan to mandate the use of U.S. steel in their projects. They have a point: Donald Trump’s allies in the oil industry are warning the president that his bid to boost U.S. steelmakers could

Enbridge oil pipeline markers dot the land near Leonard, Minn. Forum News Service file photo

Audio: Line 3 Pipeline Project Manager Says There Will Be More Environmental Impacts if Old Line Isn’t Replaced

UPDATE: This post originally said the public hearings were being held by Enbridge. That was an error. They’re being held by the State of Minnesota. Public hearings regarding Line 3 pipeline replacement project have begun in Minnesota. And of course, because pipelines are a hot political topic these days, those hearings are featuring push back from

An oil pipeline spill in Ash Coulee Creek is pictured Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, northwest of Belfield, N.D. The Belle Fourche Pipeline spilled an estimated 176,400 gallons of oil. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Department of Health

Hold the Company, Not the Entire Industry, Responsible for Belle Fourche Pipeline Leak

Scroll down for an update The Belle Fourche Pipeline has leaked over 176,000 gallons of oil into Ash Coulee Creek in western North Dakota. It’s a major spill, and the response to it has been complicated by North Dakota’s severe winter weather. The latest word is that some five miles of the creek have been contaminated. As

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#NoDAPL Protests Inspire Attacks Against Five Other Pipelines

Declaring themselves in solidarity with the #NoDAPL protesters fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline in south central North Dakota activists claimed to have shut down five other pipelines in the U.S. today, including one near Walhalla, North Dakota. A group calling itself “Climate Direct Action” reported online that the actions were taken early Tuesday against Enbridge

Hundreds of miles of pipe sit in storage in Newton, Iowa, as photographed on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Energy Transfer Partners is preparing to build the Dakota Access pipline. (Andy Abeyta/The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Bakken Oil Pipeline Apparently Attacked by Arsonists

As the Dakota Access Pipeline faces a lawsuit here in North Dakota orchestrated by an extreme anti-oil group, in Iowa a work site for the project was apparently attacked by arsonists. In New Sharon law enforcement and fire officials say that over a million dollars worth of equipment was sent afire on purpose, which seems

Oil Industry Doing Good Job With Cleanup After Tioga Pipeline Spill

It is an unfortunate truth about journalism that positive stories generally aren’t considered all that newsy. Thus it is that when an oil pipeline spilled a huge quantity of oil near Tioga, North Dakota – over 20,000 barrels of oil were spilled thanks to a leak caused by a lightning strike – it was national

Blame Heimdal Derailment On The Anti-Pipeline Activists

At some point, we’re going to have to acknowledge that all the oil conditioning rules and track inspectors in the world aren’t going to change the fact that we’re producing more oil than the rails can handle. This morning came news of another oil train derailment, this time near Heimdal, North Dakota. Every time one

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