Protesting the anti energy left's protest in Texas
First came the Trans-Pecos pipeline. Then the pipeline protesters arrived.These anti-pipeline protesters are the useful idiots of OPEC and the Russian oil and gas industry. They choose non-productive jobs like protesting instead of getting jobs that will grow the economy. They should have a hard time getting the media attention they thrive on. Law enforcement should strictly enforce the Don't Mess With Texas laws and not allow them to trash this state.
Now the protest protesters are mobilizing.
North Texans for Natural Gas launched an online petition this week in support of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline “and continued energy development in West Texas.”
“Texans don’t want professional protesters coming in from out of state to try to shut down our energy economy,” said Steve Everley, spokesman for the natural gas advocacy group.
... the gas group, funded by four big oil companies — Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy, Houston’s EnerVest and EOG Resources, and Forth Worth-based XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil — says most Texans embrace the jobs and opportunity provided by such development. The Trans-Pecos will generate at least $7 million each year in tax revenues to the counties through which the pipeline travels. Oil and gas development in West Texas supports more than 444,000 jobs, the group said, “and is the lifeblood of the local economy.”
“Anti-pipeline groups think they have momentum after Keystone XL and Dakota Access,” Everley said. “But this is Texas. This is where we fight back.”