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Pipeline protesters in Canada have shut down much of the
nation’s rail system, blocking passenger train service between the country’s
biggest cities and preventing food, oil, gas, lumber and other drivers of the
Canadian economy from getting delivered.
The protests, which are centered on a $6.6 billion natural
gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, entered their 13th day Tuesday, a
day after Canadian Prime Minister vowed to find a “quick and peaceful
resolution” to the protests.
It may be too late for the quick part. As the CBC
notes, protesters began holding up rail traffic east of Toronto on …
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opinion writer Charles Lane poses
14 questions for Democratic presidential frontrunner and Vermont Senator
Bernie Sanders – two of which are particularly relevant to the future of
4. You seek to end all oil and gas fracking by 2025, abolishing an industry that directly or indirectly employs tens of thousands of people at often good-paying blue-collar jobs in states such as Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico, North Dakota and Texas. There are 80,000 fracking-related jobs just in Pennsylvania, which President Trump carried by 44,292 votes in 2016.
If these working-class Americans asked for a detailed plan