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AOC Fumbles Dakota Access Pipeline Facts

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a number of incorrect statements about the Dakota Access Pipeline during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday. Despite traveling to North Dakota in 2016 to participate in the #NoDAPL protests, the freshman congresswomen falsely claimed among other things that:

The Dakota Access Pipeline was built “in defiance of the Standing Rock Sioux’s treaty rights.”

At no point does the Dakota Access Pipeline cross the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The pipeline crosses the Missouri River at Lake Oahe to the north of the reservation and runs parallel to the route to an existing natural gas pipeline

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Anti-Pipeline Group Spreads Lies to Boost Fundraising

The anti-pipeline encampment known as the L’eau Est La Vie Camp is on life support after a failed campaign to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Refusing to accept defeat, opponents have now resorted to spreading outright lies in order to keep their movement alive.

Earlier this week, the camp put out a press release falsely claiming that the project is“delayed indefinitely,” despite clear evidence showing otherwise.

For over a year, these career activists have lived at the expense of others. A GoFundMe campaign for the L’eau Est La Vie Camp has raised over $100,000 and donations from organizations …

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