Protesters Think Pipelines Cause Earthquakes

By | December 1, 2016

Protesters in Fayetteville, AR are protesting the Diamond pipeline project that will take oil from Cushing, OK to a refinery in Memphis, TN. One protester claimed to have quit his job here in Arkansas, then gone to N. Dakota to protest at the DAPL site and then returned here to protest the Diamond pipeline. I suppose he rode a horse, right? Probably not. A nice comfortable air conditioned car? Or, maybe like a protester claiming he didn’t need oil, he rode the bus. How big a hypocrite can you be? Apparently you can be supersized when it comes to moronic statements and actions.
One argument supposedly given to the press when it was first reported in late November by a local news station was that the pipeline threatened water quality, contributed to global warming, and created earthquakes. So we have some new science now. Pipelines cause earthquakes. Man, that’s going to be news to government and science alike.
What do the protesters propose? They will have a candle vigil on Dickson Street. Nice. Candles made from a hydrocarbon undoubtedly. Protesting while wearing Dacron coats and holding plastic placards. The snowflake generation is upon us. Short sighted environmental stupidity that hurts the environment not helps it. We will waste a lot more fuel than the fool above who drove to the Dakotas and back sending oil by rail car or barge, and do so with a much higher chance of an oil spill.
The environmental movement is stunned as Lincoln put it, “like a duck hit in the head by a stick”, with the loss of the Democrats and the subsequent election of a businessman who clearly understands that oil is a vital part of the economy, that global warming is a scam and hoax to sell the carbon tax to the public, and regulations are holding up important project across this nation. But don’t expect the greenies to take this lying down. They will shake off the blow and redouble their efforts in the future.
Sadly, today we can safely say 3 of 4 Americans are equally ignorant of science and engineering. They have no idea where oil actually comes from or how many products are made from it. Nor, do they understand that “alternative” energy is a long way from supplying a significant part of our energy needs. Fossil fuels shall remain the mainstay of this nation. And pipelines are the best way to transport liquid fuels. The occasional accident is the price you pay for central heat and air, good automobiles, those plastic bottles we get everything in, from water to medications.