As protesters flow into North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, we had a very basic question:
Can a protest against oil happen without oil?
No doubt you already know the answer, but we made a quick video with the five ways petroleum lets the DAPL protesters continue:
Watch and enjoy the irony
Petroleum is vital to modern society. It allows people, goods, and ideas to move freely and inexpensively* and petroleum is an ingredient in nearly everything we use.
Moving it cost-effectively and safely reduces costs for consumersand DAPL makes the Bakken more competitive.
North Dakota needs DAPL. If you haven’t already, add your name to the list of DAPL supporters today.
* Inexpensively? Yes – get a quote for moving a pallet of goods from Fargo to Bismarck using a team of oxen. It’s going to be really expensive and it will take a little longer than a truck ride down I94.