Bitter Cold Freezes out Anti-Fossil Fuel Protest

While many Coloradans were likely enjoying the warmth provided by fossil fuels after a night that saw temps drop “as low as minus-11 degrees,” a small group of “Keep It In The Ground” (KIITG)protestors stood in the extreme cold this morning to once-again protest energy development on public lands.

Photos courtesy of Western Energy Alliance

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Carrying signs demanding a ban on fracking and an end to fossil fuel development on public lands, the protestors attempted to capture the attention of the media and commuters on a morning when many Coloradans were likely thankful for heat made possible by fracking.

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In a sign that even some of the most extreme anti-fracking protestors could have been more interested in staying indoors, the small group of about ten protestors paled in comparison to previous protests held at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Lakewood, CO, that has been a frequent target of the KIITG activists.

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The protest, organized by national KIITG activist groups, 350.org and Food & Water Watch, comes on the heels of a series of sweeping defeats for the groups in the state. Earlier this year, Coloradans resoundingly rejected their efforts to place a pair of ban-fracking initiatives before the state’s voters, an effort that was marked by a series of embarrassing missteps, including delivering half-empty boxes that they portrayed as full of petitions in support of their initiatives, and even staging a fake accident where a protestor pretended to be hit by an SUV.

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While it is clear that the national activist groups behind these efforts are not abandoning their goal to ban fracking, they picked a day to protest the use of fossil fuels when most Coloradans are likely more thankful than ever for the affordable energy provided by domestic energy development.

Comments

  1. Ralph says:

    LOL!

  2. dlmstl says:

    Derangment is sad to watch. Yet they’ll ride in a car back home that’s warmed and lighted by the very things they rail against.

  3. and when they were dine went to their gas burning cars cranked up the heat drove to their nice and toasty fossil fueled warm abode and turned on the gas fireplace …. LMAO

  4. shawn says:

    Just consider the Little Ice Age or Medieval Warming Period…there’s so much naturally-occurring climate change in our recent human history. So many factors involved beyond CO2. 0.4% of the world’s energy is from Green sources…if they were more efficient, consumers would be all over them. Gore’s version has scared you silly and he’s become a very rich man, as a result. The Government couldn’t even get a healthcare website up and running after 2 years and $500 million…yet you entrust these same people to lower the temperature of an entire planet? The Paris Climate agreement is purely symbolic…even if the US lowered it’s CO2 emissions, it’d be offset by Chinese emissions in 3 weeks. Your ‘protest’ is just as ineffectual…Mother Nature’s bigger than us & always has been.

  5. David Moore says:

    How did those protesters get to the rally? They probably drove a car that uses fossil fuels. How do they hear their homes? They need to lead by example first lol

  6. Dan says:

    I notice that they are dressed in warm clothing made from and with petrochemicals! Oh, the irony of it all!

  7. R.davis says:

    Half wits

  8. Kim thiebault says:

    How do they heat there home?my guess there not rubbing two sticks together. Get a life

  9. Flax says:

    Did they walk there?

  10. John Beargrass says:

    I wonder if these folks drive automobiles? I wonder how they heat their homes? Bet they are all vegans and live in the wild using no petroleum products.

  11. John says:

    Funny. And after they are done they get in their fossil fuel burning car and drive home.

  12. Peter Roberts says:

    I see climate change four times a year, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, and WINTER.

    The people who do these protests need to get a job to occupy their time.

  13. Tina Ferrer says:

    This is tantamount to a group suffering starvation and malnutrition all the while holding a presser at a 4 Seasons buffet demanding there’s nothing to eat. Carry on……Whack-A-Doos…

  14. John says:

    Can’t even recognize when to get out of the”cold”. The facts ,facts mind you, are that the earth has maybe warmed a degree centigrade. That is hardly proof this theory of global warming is an actuality, yet the liberal governments of the world have taxed, regulated and degraded the quality of life for their citizens in the name of their religion, “climate change.” Trillions squandered. The one beneficiary, Billionaire Al Gore.

  15. justme says:

    What a bunch of idiots. Why the coats, hat and gloves. Global warming, yea righ.
    They should build a bridge and get over it. They should try heating their homes with, wood only. Forget the cars run by gas. Really folks? Get real.

  16. Al says:

    Maudner Minimum…. freeze your _____ off, folks.

  17. Pete Dosado says:

    The environmentalists would like to keep oil in the ground but everyone there probably came by car or bus which by the way uses oil products! If they had their way, people would have to go by foot or bicycle! But the air would be relatively pure except for the smog produced by burning wood for warmth!

  18. Davd McLay says:

    I would hope that every one of those protesters have vowed to not use any fossil fuel energy in their own person lives. What better way to show leadership than to go without it personally. They would be a shining example to everyone as they slowly froze in their unheated houses.

  19. Magnolia says:

    What a joke. Freeze, sucker

  20. Pat G says:

    It is amazing. After the democrats lost the election bigtime global warming has started a new trend. No more hot air from the liberal left which has now caused global cooling. When the take the house and senate over again if ever we will have to worry about global warming again.

  21. Richard Mortenson says:

    Maybe they need a real job? Oops that would violate their civil rights to be a free loader, and for you college educated people that is a bum !! Just wait Trump has a place for you, it is call ” A JOB”. Some of you need a shower before you can start the search for a real job cause 8 years of Obama has left a stench on you.

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