Fox Business News: Oil Spills Are A Distraction...Like Oreos?

1 year ago by Scarce

Oil spills are just distractions, like Oreo cookies, that environmentalists use to delay important things, like creating the Keystone XL pipeline.

via Media Matters

On the March 24 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co., guest host Charles Payne and contributor Tracy Byrnes discussed the impact that the oil spill would have as "an impediment to growing out our fossil fuel industry" by providing ammunition for environmentalists. Byrnes then pivoted, claiming that the Galveston Bay oil spill was an example of why the Keystone XL oil pipeline project should be approved.

PAYNE: Anytime we hear these kind of things, it feels like another impediment to growing out our fossil fuel industry, another thing for environmentalists to rally around, although we know accidents are bound to happen.

BYRNES: You and Sandra [Smith] said it last hour, just do the Keystone Pipeline already, create all these jobs. Enough of the nonsense, these are all distractions, that's all they are. Much like anybody who wants to lose five pounds has a Oreos in front of them. Just get rid of the Oreos, and you’ll be fine. Same thing. Do the pipeline.”


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