October 12, 2016

Eco-terrorists shut down five pipelines in U.S.: Here’s why they’ll get away with it

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Several enviro-extremists have been arrested in the United States for attempting to shut down five pipelines carrying Canadian oilsands crude from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast.

Activist group Climate Direct Action proudly took responsibility for cutting chains in order to access infrastructure to manually shut down the Express Pipeline in Montana, Enbridge’s Line 4 and 67, Keystone and TransMountain.

Spontaneous shut downs of pipelines are a danger to society and to the environment but activists always downplay the risks and never face serious consequences for these acts. The slap on the wrists isn’t enough to scare away future eco-terrorists and that’s why we continue to see this erratic and threatening behaviour.

Compare this to the Oregon standoff earlier this year, where a group of armed protestors occupied an abandoned National Wildlife Refuge to protest federal land use restrictions. That ended when Oregon State Police and the FBI shot and killed protestor Robert LaVoy Finicum. 

A sit-in at an empty wildlife refuge resulted in the death of a protestor at the hands of law enforcement, while a slap on the wrist is what’s in order for activists who shut down five economic vehicles that provide an entire country with energy resources.

This isn’t surprising coming from a country led by Barack Obama who demonized Alberta pipelines, claiming that an extension of the Keystone pipeline would advance catastrophic climate change.

These politicians give activists a license to engage in dangerous acts, but only if it involves their favourite issues.

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commented 2016-10-13 14:18:47 -0400
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.”

If these were Muslim extremists would our governments react differently? I think so
commented 2016-10-13 02:26:08 -0400
Hey protester!!! This is called a Jeeper, you can sabotage the line by grabbing the spring on the end. LMAO!
commented 2016-10-13 02:25:17 -0400
Plenty of track hoes to bury them where they will never be found.
commented 2016-10-12 23:57:47 -0400
Was this not a form of terrorism? Why, yes it was!

They were attacking and interfering with infrastructure, endangering the oil supply, possible oil spill, trespass, damaging private property (well, they did cut a lock), and so on. Imagine someone doing this to a naval yard. They would be buried so deep in the legal system it would take years to know that they were in a friendly prison in a military base the US keeps on Cuba. Something about Homeland Security…
commented 2016-10-12 21:25:11 -0400
«Activist group Climate Direct Action proudly took responsibility»

Shouldn’t this criminal organization be raided, shut down, and have its leader jailed? An organization that plans and carries out criminal operations regularly is a mafia.
commented 2016-10-12 18:08:32 -0400
Rubber bullets, non-lethal riot shot guns, tear gas, zip ties and duct tape for their big mouths.

Too manly man?

If there isn’t a violent push back soon we’re screwed!!!
commented 2016-10-12 17:44:40 -0400
Pretty risky for metrosexual commies to be in the boonies during hunting season isn’t it?
commented 2016-10-12 17:15:36 -0400
They’re so concerned about climate change, yeah!
The chains are there for a very good reason, but they ignore the law & endanger people’s lives by fooling around with something they know nothing about & that doesn’t concern them at all, what a bunch of fools. Is there anyone there in the law enforcement & justice dept who will prosecute them & make them pay for their actions. I will not hold my breath. This left leaning world is is ruling everything & ruining everything. These moronic idiots should face severe punishment which might serve as a deterrent & if not this all becomes laughable & is non-ending. I know what I would do.
commented 2016-10-12 16:31:25 -0400
Rachel’s girl pals, Berman and Munroe will surely know them (the activists). Probably have selfies floating around the internet arm in arm.
These people are plain stupid.
Total disregard for the law, people’s property and onforeseen consequences for turning off pipeline valves.
commented 2016-10-12 16:12:43 -0400
In all probability, these Guys were JT’s friends and paid for with our Taxes.