OPEC begs US to stop producing so much oil. From its monthly report:
The report said that balancing the market would “require the collective efforts of all oil producers” and should be done “not only for the benefit of the individual countries, but also for the general prosperity of the world economy.”
OPEC said that one producer in particular is to blame: The U.S., where shale producers have continued to ramp up their drilling despite lower crude prices.
The increased production has undermined OPEC’s efforts to keep prices between $50 and $60 per barrel.
Less money for OPEC means less money to fund terrorism around the globe, and more money in the pockets of all Americans. Those are bad things, why?
And speaking of useful idiots, if the media and our congress were actually interested in foreign interference with American politics, they'd do well to investigate Russian and Saudi (and George Soros) funding of anti-fracking groups. The Dakota Access pipeline is set to be filled and begin transporting oil on Sunday, and the whackadoodles are still hopping.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ia. — Even as oil flows through the now-completed Dakota Access pipeline, the fight against the hotly contested line still lives on in a makeshift camp here in Iowa County.
Little Creek Camp, with its collective of 20 or so environmentalists, opened after federal authorities in February evacuated the massive anti-pipeline encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota.
Those campers say they believe the pipeline can still be defeated — even as its owners, Energy Transfer Partners, plan to finish filling the 1,172-mile line with crude oil Sunday, shipping it from the Bakken formation in North Dakota to a distribution hub in Patoka, Ill.
"It's disheartening to say the least," said Glenn Williamson, a 41-year-old camp member from Sioux Falls, S.D., "but for some of us, it's strengthening our resolve as well. We know we still need to be here and we are going to be as active, if not more, in the future."
The campers, spread among 14 acres of tall prairie grass and thick woods, hold out hope that the Iowa Supreme Court will reverse the Iowa Utilities Board's decision that granted Energy Transfer Partners' eminent domain authority for the project.
At Little Creek and a network of small camps across the country, activists are attempting to transition the recent swell of opposition against Dakota Access into a larger, sustainable movement.
"This is huge and important," Williamson said. "The work is never going to be done. I tried to go back into the real world, to sign that W-2 again, for about five weeks. I just couldn't do it, and I'm not the only one."
That alternative means a different, more eco-friendly approach to living. At the camp, piles of broken eggshells and rotting potato peels serve as compost in the making for a small, burgeoning garden.
He scatters wildflower seeds and forages for food like stinging nettles, considered an invasive species by others.
He plans to restore native grasses and plants to boost bee and butterfly populations and to repair a shallow creek that weaves through the property.
"We're trying to be self-sufficient," he said. "This is the time. We can no longer sit on the fence. You have to make a choice."
And our Nobel Peace Prize winner weighs in: