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Coalition of Democratic State Attorneys General Put Politics & Misinformation before American Energy Security

A coalition of nearly 20 Democratic state attorneys general this week in a court filing urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline – affirming a lower court’s earlier ruling that scrapped the Army Corps’ environmental review of key permit for the project and ordering the crude oil pipeline be shuttered until additional review is completed.

The group of attorneys general, led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, put politics before the energy security of our nation – prioritizing emotion, anti-pipeline rhetoric, and an ideological opposition to the use …

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FACT CHECK: Did Willie Nelson and Paul Simon Get a Pipeline Rerouted?

CLAIM: Musicians Willie Nelson and Paul Simon recently co-signed an opinion column in the Houston Chronicle expressing opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway (PHP) natural gas pipeline. The following day, Kinder Morgan CEO Steve Kean announced the company had been working with the Texas Railroad Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reroute the pipeline around the Blanco River.

Shortly thereafter, several Texas media outlets including the Abilene Reporter News and Austin American Statesman reported the news, publishing headlines like “After Willie Nelson and Paul Simon complained, CEO agrees to reroute Hill Country pipeline.”

Did an op-ed from Willie …

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