Two years ago, “Keep It in the Ground” activists clashed violently with law enforcement in a futile effort to shut down construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. During weeks of violent #NoDAPL protests, anti-pipeline activists shot at police; pelted them with rocks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails; and burned vehicles and construction equipment.Read More
There is a growing movement among environmental extremists and their apologists to redefine just how violent protesters can be in petitioning the government for a redress of their grievances.Read More
Much as “Keep It in the Ground” extremists would like to believe otherwise, all sectors of our nation—from emergency services to manufacturing to agriculture—depend upon oil and natural gas products.
Attempting to incapacitate or destroy the pipelines that transport these critical elements is not a legitimate form of protest or an attention-getting ploy. It is an act of terrorism that could endanger their own lives, the lives of innocent people in surrounding communities, and the environment.Read More
The editorial page editor of the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera recently confessed to a “momentary failing” for publishing a letter that said the people of Boulder “have a moral responsibility to blow up wells and eliminate fracking and workers.”Read More