posted on April 04, 2013 09:22 :: 1289 Views
If you support the Keystone pipeline, I imagine the good folks in this persuasive video will completely change your mind. I think it's safe to say that the environmental circus has come to town.
Politico's "Morning Energy" had this on the protestors:
KXL PROTESTORS CAMP OUTSIDE SECOND EVENT: The president's motorcade drove right past about 100 anti-pipeline protestors when arriving for the second fundraiser of the night at the Getty mansion. The pool report noted more protestors were standing farther away, at the end of the street. Chants overheard: 'What do we want from our presi-dent? No pipeline for the one per-cent!' And 'When I say pipeline you say kill! Pipeline! Kill!' Organizer CREDO quickly put pictures of the gathering up on Flickr: http://bit.ly/10yeKV5 . And 350.org put up video of the protestors marching (complete with brass band): http://youtu.be/v-FMT3_Z40M
Related: Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) met with electric coop officials on Montana's Hi Line. During a 7 AM meeting with NorVal in Glasgow on Wednesday, coop officials told Daines that the Keystone XL pipeline, which boasts strong bipartisan support in Montana, will also hold down electricity rates for their 3,000 customers. Click below to listen to my interview with Rep. Daines after the meeting:
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Speaking of environmental groups- here's an oldie but goodie involving Mars candy bars from Montana Media Trackers: "Coal Export Action Encouraging Illegal Activities as Part of “Day of Action”
In 2011, Forrest Mars, Jr. of Mars Inc. bought a stake in the Tongue River Railroad Project which would connect BNSF Railroad’s main Southern Montana Line with the proposed Otter Creek Coal Mine near Ashland in the Southeast portion of the state.
“On March 28th, in communities across the country, volunteer activists will visit stores that sell Mars products, to re-label candy packages with removable stickers that let shoppers know what their purchase may be paying for,” CEA writes on its website.
The CEA stunt appears to violate Montana Code Annotated 45-6-01, which prohibits “tampering” with private property and classifies the action as criminal mischief.