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FACT CHECK: Oil Transported by Bayou Bridge Pipeline Will Go to China

CLAIM: The Guardian published an article claiming that crude oil transported by the Bayou Bridge Pipeline “will be shipped primarily to China.”

RATING: False 

The claim is not only unsubstantiated, it is also inaccurate based on information available about the pipeline. 

FACT CHECK

The soon-to-be-completed 176-mile Bayou Bridge Pipeline will transport up to 480,000 barrels per day of crude oil from storage facilities in Lake Charles, Louisiana to St. James, Louisiana, where it will then be distributed to refineries along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast.

During the refining process, crude oil transported by the Bayou Bridge Pipeline will be transformed into …

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Greenpeace Ignores Line 3 Facts

CLAIM: Greenpeace claimed in a tweet that the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project “would endanger Indigenous rights & our climate.”

RATING: False

While a section of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement pipeline does cross the Fond du Lac Band Reservation in northern Minnesota, it does not “endanger indigenous rights” as Greenpeace suggests.

Following consultations with Enbridge, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa agreed to allow the new Line 3 crude oil pipeline to cross its reservation along the route of the existing Line 3. In a Facebook post, Devin Dupuis, Chairman of the Fond du …

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