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Oil By Rail Protests Are Rippling Nationwide
Investing.com ^ | 7-11-2014

Posted on 07/11/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

The “Oil by Rail Week of Action,” led by a coalition of environmentalists from ForestEthics, 350.org, the Sierra Club, Oil Change International and Lac-Megantic, kicked off Sunday and is wrapping up this weekend.

ForestEthics, a San Francisco-based forestry group leading the protest in the capitol, has produced an oil train “blast zone” map estimating 25 million Americans live in areas vulnerable to an oil train explosion.

On Wednesday afternoon, activists gathered outside an espresso parlor in Fargo, North Dakota to “say no to bomb trains.”

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1 posted on 07/11/2014 4:00:20 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Build pipelines!
Screw Warren Buffet!


2 posted on 07/11/2014 4:00:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Yup.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 4:03:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nascarnation

Of course these liberals also are against pipelines to transport oil. They are against everything.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 4:05:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They’ll also be the first ones to blame republicans when one of these trains burns a city to the ground.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 4:06:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nascarnation

Can we shoot oil all over them and hand them a cigarette?


6 posted on 07/11/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually they are in favor of “green” energy projects that funnel billions of taxpayer dollars into the pockets of regime affiliates.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 4:08:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Citizen Zed

Investors in California, Gulf and other competing interests (including some oil and refined products) would stand to gain by higher domestic prices, if Canadian oil imports are stopped. Not all about oil is so “fungible” on a global scale. There are wide variations between countries. Those “environmentalists,” like local ones around the country, are phonies using government as an anti-competition tool. Follow the associations and the money.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Citizen Zed

A new government-linked competitor on the scene is that of natural gas investors—also an infamous, new competitor against coal for power plants.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: nascarnation

Here in Michigan they’ve started calling wind farms “Wind parks” like they’re someplace you take children to pet unicorns and take kite rides.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 4:10:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Have the kiddies harvest the shredded poultry downstream and deliver to the local food banks!


11 posted on 07/11/2014 4:11:30 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Citizen Zed

For one example, the Keystone XL folks had big trouble with fake environmentalists in Nebraska and Oklahoma.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 4:12:01 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Citizen Zed

All of this could be solved in a week if the Oil Companies would do 1 simple act, which NOBODY could do a damned thing about.

Assemble a database of the members,staff,leaders,... of All these Protest Groups and then in EVERY Filling Station, business,.. you own REFUSE to TAKE ANYTHING BUT CASH for everyone on the list. Nobody is REQUIRED to accept anything but Actual Currency.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 4:18:28 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Citizen Zed

These protests will moderate, as they have in the past, once someone’s arm or leg is cut off by a train car, also as they have in the past.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 4:54:17 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Did the protestors DRIVE to the protest sites?


15 posted on 07/11/2014 5:01:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Can’t pipe it, can’t train it, can’t freighter it, can’t move it.

“No oil for you!”

- The Oil Nazi


16 posted on 07/11/2014 5:02:11 PM PDT by Argus
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To: eyeamok

Good idea! Send it to the corporations. They own the pumps!


17 posted on 07/11/2014 5:04:59 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Citizen Zed

So! Tell the OBASTARD to build the pipeline.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Have the kiddies fly their kites, just use 2000 pound spider wire for the string. OOPs, it got caught on the turbine shaft.
OH DAMN!, I didn’t know they would come apart like that.
RRRUUUUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!


19 posted on 07/11/2014 5:32:00 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: nascarnation

better yet , turn off their piplines, turn off their trucked gas, shut down the power plants, shut down their furnace fuel/gas, shut down commerce and let the screwballs understand the importance of energy.

Friends of the same people have been shutting down the keystone..... the textbook communists and obama need to go without so they can learn basic relationships.

Its too bad nObama is in the forefront of it all. He is the foreigner who needs to learn the most.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 5:50:56 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Citizen Zed

My local lib rag, The La Crosse (Wi) Tribune headlined it today.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 6:32:52 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I have to admit, I find it amazing.In the late 19th century, John D Rockefeller was making a boatload of money with Standard Oil. People hated him for his wealth, but they sure did love getting petroleum products at cheaper prices, better quality, and more reliable availability.

How times have changed. I think there are so many people who have a mindset that takes for granted things like energy availability and reliability.

It’s like liberals who drive electric cars (largely powered by coal) yet rail against coal-fired plants. Or people who are so far removed from the source of their food that they tend to think a steak grows inside a Styrofoam tray enclosed in cellophane.

They simply don’t realize that our civilization is built on a veneer that is composed of an amalgam of the ready availability of food, energy, and water.

Energy truly is our lifeblood. Environmentalists and all stripes of liberals subscribe to a kind of natural world Rousseauian utopia where there is no oil, coal, or gas exploration to sully the landscape.

It would be comical if their efforts to those ends weren’t going to drag the rest of us along with them, but alas, we will be. They are so detached from reality sometimes, that they fail to consider that they very likely would meet a violent demise long before they ever reach their utopia.

If they would leave the rest of us alone, I wouldn’t care, but unfortunately, they seem bent on making the rest of us walked that road with them. Most likely it’s because they want to have someone to point a finger at when things go badly.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 7:41:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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