Port: Don’t be fooled by anti-carbon pipeline hype
MINOT, N.D. — The Midwest Express carbon pipeline has made a lot of headlines recently thanks to an organized political campaign against it.
If you’re wondering who is paying the bills for that, so am I.
Is it the lawyers who are eager to run up big bills from protracted litigation?
Or the environmental activists, who think North Dakota ought to be a sandbox for wind turbines and not much else?
One partner in the campaign is the Dakota Resource Council, purportedly a land-owner group, but in reality, a front for out-of-state interests bent on doing whatever it takes to undermine North Dakota’s primary industries — energy and agriculture — in the name of a very left-wing strain of environmentalism.
You’d think an environmental group would favor capturing carbon, but because the technology can make the fossil fuels industries more resilient in the modern markets, the DRC is opposed.
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