Anti-Keystone rallies didn’t get as much media attention as their “Occupy” counterparts, but not for lack of trying. Hundreds of pipeline opponents were arrested after a two-week sit-in outside the White House in August. Earlier this month, thousands of them formed the first human chain around the White House since the 1960s.
The cause is supported by show-biz functionaries such as Daryl Hannah and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (whose billionaire father is both a Democratic Party donor and an oil-and-gas industry magnate.)
Publicly, protesters claim the proposed pipeline will destroy jobs rather than create them and imperil six states’ water supplies.
But they’re really pissed off because the pipeline will prolong America’s “addiction to oil” and further delay the advent of their solar-powered millennial kingdom. They look at Keystone the way conservatives see free heroin clinics.
(I have my own “eminent domain” concerns about Keystone, especially after Kelo, but few people seem to share them.)
BONUS: that commercial the Saudis tried to ban in Canada is now airing on Fox Business…