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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.”

RATING: False

FACT CHECK:

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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Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke allegedly tried to silence a former employee who was sexually harassed by a coworker “credibly accused” of molesting young boys.

Environmental Activist Winona LaDuke Compares Pipeline to Auschwitz, Workers to Executioners

Enbridge’s Line 3 project – which replaces an existing, aging oil pipeline – received key permits this past week from Minnesota regulators in a major step towards construction. The Line 3 replacement project is expected to support about 8,600 jobs in Minnesota over a two-year period and provide a $2 billion boost to Minnesota’s economy during that period. While this is certainly a win for Minnesotans, the state’s economy, and our nation’s energy security, it seems not everyone is as excited about this step forward.

Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist who leads the environmental group Honor the Earth, recently

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