“Petro Pete is a coward. As we write he is ramming down our throats the Sea Port and GulfLink oil terminals – each worse than Keystone”
Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was speaking at an event in Baltimore this week when a crowd of climate change activists showed up and took over the stage.
Buttigieg tried to play along at first but got chased away as the event broke into chaos.
FOX News reported:
Pete Buttigieg chased from event by climate protesters chanting ‘Stop Petro Pete’
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was chased from an event in Baltimore on Tuesday evening after left-wing climate activists stormed the stage and demanded he stop fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
Buttigieg was forced to depart the event — a Maryland policy forum at the city’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall hosted by local outlet Baltimore Banner — after more than a dozen activists with the group Climate Defiance stormed the stage yelling slogans. The protesters called on Buttigieg to reject two proposed oil transport projects, the Sea Port Oil Terminal and Texas GulfLink, under review by his agency’s Maritime Administration.
“Petro Pete is a coward. As we write he is ramming down our throats the Sea Port and GulfLink oil terminals – each worse than Keystone,” Climate Defiance tweeted following the event. “We must resist him with all we’ve got. And we will.”
“Your DOT just approved the Seaport Oil Terminal, a project that will have 80 coal plants’ worth of greenhouse gas emissions and will worsen air quality in areas that already live in cancer clusters,” one of the Climate Defiance activists told Buttigieg on stage. “This is about environmental racism and it’s about climate impacts this project will have. Will you commit to stopping these projects?”
Climate Defiance proudly shared the video on Twitter/X:
Breaking: we just chased Secretary Pete Buttigieg off the stage at the Meyerhoff Symphony.
Petro Pete is a coward. As we write he is ramming down our throats the Sea Port and GulfLink oil terminals – each worse than Keystone.
We must resist him with all we've got. And we will. pic.twitter.com/aVKeCre5eH
— Climate Defiance (@ClimateDefiance) October 10, 2023
One America News has more background on what the protesters were complaining about:
After the activist finished his remarks, Buttigieg maintained that he did not want to say anything “off the cuff” but that he still “respected” the climate activists’ agenda.
The Seaport Oil Terminal project, proposed several years ago, would consist of an offshore pipeline network along the Gulf of Mexico’s Texas coast that would reportedly facilitate increased U.S. oil exports.
It is slated to commence operations in 2025.
The project secured initial approval from the Maritime administration last year, however it is still pending a license. Similarly, the Texas GulfLink crude oil export terminal is also situated off the Texas coast and is awaiting approval from the Maritime Administration.
Environmental advocacy groups have been vocal in their opposition to both projects, primarily due to concerns regarding the anticipated indirect greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil transportation.
While this is slightly humorous, consider the following. These people are basically saying that Pete Buttigieg is too right wing for them on this issue. That is disturbing.
Also, note that by hijacking this event, these folks are following the same game plan as the climate protesters who block roads. It’s obnoxious and endlessly annoying.
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