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FACT CHECK: Congressional, Celebrity Letters to Biden Calling for DAPL Shutdown Ignore the Facts

CLAIM: A coalition of Congressional Democrats, as well as a group of celebrities from athletes to actresses, have recently called on President Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) while it undergoes additional environmental review. The letters allege:

  • “The pipeline had originally been slated to cross the Missouri River north of Bismarck, ND, yet the risk of an oil spill on the city’s 90% white inhabitants was deemed too great.”
  • There was “egregious environmental racism as North Dakota law enforcement officials violently removed protestors from the path of DAPL”
  • The concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
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FACT CHECK: Seeking Alpha Contributor Falsely Alleges DAPL Operating Without Permit

CLAIM: The Dakota Access Pipeline has “operated for three years without a permit.”



As Energy Transfer, the operator of Dakota Access, recently pointed out:

DAPL is safely operating with its permits in each state. Current litigation is in regards to an Army Corps of Engineers’ land easement at Lake Oahe in North Dakota, not a permit.

Multiple articles by Seeking Alpha contributor, Long Player, have incorrectly stated that the Dakota Access Pipeline has been operating without a permit. He also falsely says that operating with a “voided permit” is causing the pipeline to incur “extra

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