Video: Why are tar sands evil, again?

A good man-on-the-street video is hard to beat. So, why is oil evil? Well, that’s not exactly what these Keystone pipeline protesters wanted to talk about (what did they want to talk about, then?), but they’ll take a stab at it anyway …

Did you know “companies like oil companies require sociopaths to be at their head”? I sure didn’t.

My favorite moment comes at about 01:28 when Jamie Weinstein almost snorts at a protester who reflexively says, “Sure,” in response to the question, “Is there any way Dick Cheney and Halliburton are to blame?” Another woman perceptively says Bush is behind whatever problems the pipeline might cause because “he’s a Texan.” Don’t mess, lady, don’t mess.