The recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing a petition to overturn FERC’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was more than just a victory of common sense over “Keep It in the Ground” activism. It highlighted the enormous disparity between how pipelines—and our current energy infrastructure—are judged (focus on the costs while minimizing the benefits), versus how the Green New Deal is being judged (focus on the benefits while ignoring the costs).Read More
But what is being sold as a story about a bunch of idealistic whiz kids joining forces to protect Minnesota from the nefarious pipeline company is really just the latest scheme launched by 350.org and other keep-it-in-the-ground activist groups to shut down much-needed pipeline construction across North America.Read More
Just weeks after Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace and other members of the anti-pipeline “enterprise,” at least four members of that enterprise—350.org, the Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, and Food and Water Watch—have teamed up with other extremist groups to launch the “Stop Energy Transfer Partners” campaign’s National Day of Action (September 8-9), which is chock full of the same lies that ETP is suing them for in the first place.Read More
As predicted, it looks like the criminal action that marked the Dakota Access pipeline protests has started spreading to other pipelines around the country.
Facing repeated losses in the courts and regulatory agencies, some factions of the anti-pipeline movement have vowed to employ guerilla warfare tactics and “to do whatever it is we have to do” to shut down oil and natural gas pipeline projects.Read More
When environmental activists persuaded the City of Seattle to divest their multi-billion-dollar portfolio from Wells Fargo in retribution for funding the Dakota Access pipeline, they didn’t celebrate the victorious conclusion to their campaign. They celebrated the beginning of a new front in the financial assault against the oil and natural gas industries.Read More