February 21, 2013

The Virtues of Being Unreasonable on Keystone

David Roberts, Grist Magazine


Detroit Free Press

I know Andy Revkin of The New York Times writes posts like this in part to bait people like me. But like Popeye, I yam what I yam. So consider me baited. Self-proclaimed moderates like to lecture anti-Keystone XL activists that they are “distracting” and “counterproductive,” without spelling out what the hell that means, yet they seem bewildered when that makes the activists in question angry. . .

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TAGGED: Environmentalism, Oil Sands, Keystone XL Pipeline, Grist Magazine, New York Times

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