$22 Million – The Cost of Policing Loony Protesters

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, but you’d never know about the cost for policing those protests after watching some news coverage.

According to January 9 figures from the Morton County (North Dakota) Sheriff’s Department, state and local response to pipeline protests has cost $22.3 million thus far. But Media Research Center and its Newsbusters division says the broadcast evening news shows paid no attention to that on January 10. read more

A Funny Thing Happened at the Pipeline Protest

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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If you are a regular reader, you will recognize the Dakota Access Pipeline which, when completed, will transport oil from the Bakken oil fields near Stanley, North Dakota to Pakota, Illinois.

The contractor, Precision Pipeline, says the pipeline will be capable of transporting between 450,000 and 570,000 barrels per day of domestic crude. Although not as highly publicized as the now defunct Keystone XL Pipeline project, the Dakota is still a major undertaking spanning four states and costing $3.8 billion.

You may read all about in an article I wrote July, entitled, “The Pipeline We Know Little About.”

As one would expect with projects such as this, there are bound to be protests. After all, it is big oil and who better to protest an easy target like that. read more

The Pipeline We Know Little About

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?

Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And don’t forget all the gobs of leftist activist money thrown at killing the project.

You may also recall that Canada threatened to build their own pipeline to their west coast and ship the oil to Asia if the U.S. did not acquiesce. That was when the “conservatives” ran Canada. But with the election of lefty socialist (like there’s another kind) Justin Trudeau in Canada, the entire XL project, above and below the border, was pronounced dead.

And that was the end of any talk of long distance oil pipelines. Or is it?

There is another long distance oil pipeline which will span 1,172 miles – from North Dakota’s famous Bakken and Three Forks oil production zones all the way to Pakota, Illinois. read more