State of North Dakota Corrects the Record on Impact of Potential DAPL Shutdown

The State of North Dakota recently filed a brief with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia emphasizing the detrimental impact shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would cause, and correcting inaccurate statements made in a recent brief filed by several tribes and a report by Dr. Marie Fagan – both of which call for the pipeline’s operation to be suspended.

This comes after a federal judge ruled in March that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on DAPL, despite its safe operations for three years – safely transporting …

MSNBC’s Cal Perry Still Playing Fast & Loose With the Facts

A video of MSNBC’s Cal Perry has gone viral this week after the reporter got caught shaming Wisconsin residents for not wearing masks, despite his own cameraman neglecting to wear one. The hypocrisy was brought to light near the end of the video, after Perry calls out a mask-less bystander who quickly points out that the cameraman isn’t wearing one either. Of course, Perry doesn’t have much to say in response.

But this isn’t …

Activists Conveniently Conflate Coronavirus Pandemic with Climate Change

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, environmental activists seized the pandemonium surrounding the coronavirus as an opportunity to promote their environmental priorities and to make the case against the use of fossil fuels – even going as far as to claim the next COVID stimulus package should include provisions to further their ideological goals of eliminating these fuels and direct investment in renewable sources.

The op-ed is representative of a broader distorted view of reality adopted by the environmental Left. In the piece, the authors claim: “Those of us on the frontlines of the climate crisis

Rev. Jackson’s Call for Pipeline Spotlights Hypocrisy of Democrats’ Opposition to Natural Gas

Many leading Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, proudly tout their anti-energy policies as though they were safeguarding the interests of average Americans by threatening the workers and industry that power the economy, heat their homes, and fuel their vehicles. After months of increasingly extreme proposals, some figures on the left have finally challenged the direction of the party’s energy platform. In a recent op-ed published in RealClear Energy, industry expert Kyle Isakower explains how Reverend Jesse Jackson’s defense of natural gas reveals the hypocrisy of the left’s war against American energy.

Rev. Jackson recently deviated from party …

FACT CHECK: Did the Dakota Access Pipeline spill 580,000 gallons of oil?

FACT CHECK: Did the Dakota Access Pipeline spill 580,000 gallons of oil?

CLAIM: A recent op-ed by Austin Graham in the San Marcos Record in opposition to the use of oil and pipeline development alleges:

The Dakota Access Pipeline has spilled 580,000 gallons of oil into the sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux people. They protested knowing this would happen and were shot with rubber bullets, forcefully sprayed with water hoses and pepper sprayed, but anything for short term economic gain, right?

RATING: False

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This opinion piece is a strong reminder that environmental activists often ignore the …

HYPOCRISY WATCH: Activists Gather in Cars, Fueled by Gasoline, to Protest Mariner East Pipeline

As reported by Southeast Pennsylvania paper the Daily Local, more than two dozen local anti – pipeline activists, organized by the ‘Mama Bear Brigade’ and Food & Water Watch – Pennsylvania, gathered in their cars to abide by social distancing recommendations while protesting Mariner East construction deemed life sustaining by Governor Tom Wolf.

Specifically, one protestor claimed “Mariner East is the exact opposite of life-sustaining and Gov. Wolf needs to rescind the waivers.”

Pipeline activists in Pennsylvania have long refused to acknowledge the value and importance of the Mariner East pipeline system to the Commonwealth. Further, opponents fail to …

FACT CHECK: Will Line 3 “sit empty?”

CLAIM:

A recent letter to the editor in the Duluth News Tribune expressing opposition to the proposed Line 3 Replacement project noted there is a “glut of cheap oil in the world, that the “Line 3 pipeline seems destined to be a stranded asset,” and that it will “sit empty.”

RATING: False

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The letter fails to recognize the basics of how supply and demand work. Yes, given the current unprecedented challenges facing the global economy, there is an excess of crude oil and prices have hit rock bottom.

But when the COVID-19 pandemic passes, demand will rapidly increase …

FACT CHECK: Are Energy Companies Exploiting The Pandemic?

CLAIM

Writing in The Guardian, Bill McKibben claims that “big oil is using the coronavirus to push through the Keystone XL pipeline,” in part because states continue to enact laws protecting critical infrastructure projects, construction

“(A) series of states quickly adopted laws making it a felony to protest “critical infrastructure” like pipelines. (Last week South Dakota, a crucial link on the KXL route, made it a felony even to “incite” such protest.) And the Department of Health and Human Services issued a memorandum exempting pipeline construction from stay-at-home orders because such work was “critical” – that is, …

FACT CHECK: Is 5G Spreading the Coronavirus?

CLAIM:

The coronavirus has continued to take its toll on the American economy – forcing non-essential businesses to shutter, driving up unemployment, and testing our healthcare system. But there has also been a fair amount of misinformation disseminated regarding the virus. CNN recently reported “One of the most recent, baseless conspiracy theories surrounding the virus is that 5G networks — the next generation of wireless technology that’s steadily being rolled out around the world — are fueling the global coronavirus pandemic.”

RATING: False

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CNN and many other mainstream media outlets have been quick to quash misinformation regarding claims …

FACT CHECK: Does State Legislation Infringe On Free Speech?

CLAIM

EcoWatch reports on legislation approved in Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia  designed to protect critical infrastructure projects and the workers who build them:

“While we are all paying attention to COVID-19 and the congressional stimulus packages, state legislatures are quietly passing fossil-fuel-backed anti-protest laws,” Greenpeace USA researcher Connor Gibson, who alerted HuffPost to the laws’ passage, told the news site. “These laws do nothing new to protect communities. Instead they seek to crack down on the sort of nonviolent civil disobedience that has shaped much of our nation’s greatest political and social victories.”

RATING:

False

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