The Dakota Access Pipeline protests are being oversimplified

Oil is being extracted in the Dakotas via both fracking and non-fracking methods, so banning fracking would not stop the pipeline since the oil produced by methods other than fracking (enormous amounts of light sweet crude) would still need to be transported somehow and a pipeline is the cheapest (in the long-term) and safest in terms of frequency of spills ┬ábut most dangerous in terms of severity of spills as compared to trucking and rail transport. The most dangerous thing about the DAPL is that it would pass under the Missouri River. A major oil spill into one of the … Continue reading The Dakota Access Pipeline protests are being oversimplified