The secret of waging any campaign successfully is to know which battles to fight and which ones to avoid, so the Green obsession with the Keystone XL pipeline is puzzling, given that it is a fight they have already lost.
The story goes like this, Canada has oil rich sands in Alberta, the plan is to build a 1700 mile underground pipeline from Alberta to oil refineries in Texas and Oklahoma, the pipeline is known as Keystone XL.
Green opposition to Keystone XL has been relentless, in February 2013 the so called “Biggest Climate Rally in History” against the pipeline saw champagne environmentalist Daryl Hannah get arrested, a fate shared at a previous anti pipeline protest by James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
The Greens believe that stopping the pipeline will ensure that, what they describe as the most toxic fossil fuel in the world will not be extracted: Read the rest of this entry
The secret of any campaign be it military, or in this case Green protest is to pick a fight you can realistically win, otherwise you are likely to have your own Battle of the Little Big Horn and join George Armstrong Custer in ignominious defeat.
Keystone XL is a 1700 mile pipeline that will stretch from Alberta in Canada to refineries in Texas and Oklahoma, the pipeline will be buried 4 feet underground and have switch off points every 20 miles.
The Greens and warming alarmists decided that the Keystone XL pipeline was going to be their battle, they would defeat the pipeline and the evil oil sands of Alberta would forever stay in the ground, failure to obey the Greens would naturally lead to catastrophic global warming and the whole planet would fry as a consequence.
The warming alarmists and their scientists expected the great Green hope, Barack Obama would live up to his Green rhetoric and a put a stop to the whole project. Read the rest of this entry