As far as protests go, I seldom agree with them. This is primarily because if you are in the majority, you have no need to protest.
The vast majority of protests come from left wing minorities, whose opinions are not widely held.
In the case of oil and or coal ports, the people near the affected areas have a right to protest, even though I and many others disagree with them.
In virtually all cases, the principle they are claiming, pollution, etc isn't really what they are trying to stop. It is the same as the Spotted Owl. In that case nobody gave a damn about the owls, it was about not cutting trees. They coined the vague phrase, "old growth," instead of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
Just don't even thin the forests. Do not cut down any tree for any reason.
The same applies to oil and coal. These are environmental extremists.
Yesterday, I read where the Spokane City Council voted to support a protest, get this...of a pipe line from North Dakota to Illinois. This is not a Spokane issue. Butt out. Extremists feel they have the right to control everyone, not just their neighbors. Sheesh!
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