FACT CHECK: Years Later, Misinformation Still Spreading about DAPL Route

CLAIM: A recent opinion column in The Watchdog was loaded with misinformation regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. One of the most egregious claims was regarding the pipeline’s route:

But when a wealthy, white community doesn’t want their water poisoned by oil? Well then, no problem, thanks for letting us know, we’ll get right on it. The original route for the Dakota Access pipeline was routed above Bismarck, North Dakota. According to ABC news, that route was rejected to “protect wells that serve the municipal water supply.” No fight, no fuss, but then again, that shouldn’t surprise any of us considering

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Continues to Promote Misinformation Regarding DAPL

Appearing in today’s Bismarck Tribune, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) took out a full page ad titled “Standing Rock Matters, Too” that continued the Tribe’s campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline. In the ad, Tribe Chairman Mike Faith makes a number of false and misleading statements that build on the already salacious mischaracterization the Tribe has purported for years.

If SRST could have it their way, the Tribe would like the public to believe that the Dakota Access Pipeline is fundamentally unsafe (despite pipelines being the safest means of energy transport) and that they and their concerns were …

Permian Highway Holds No Threat to Texans

A recent guest column published in the Hays Free Press targeting the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) failed to make note of pipeline safety at large and ignores the realities of their need in the Permian shale formation.

In the column, Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA) director Patrick Cox described the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) as “a perilous and unprecedented threat to the Texas Hill Country,” despite overwhelming evidence otherwise – a claim that couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to the Texas Railroad Commission, the Lone Star state has the largest pipeline infrastructure in the nation with nearly

FACT CHECK: Is Energy Infrastructure “Barreling Toward Obsolescence?”

CLAIM:

A recent letter to the editor published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch celebrating the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and calling for the same fate for the Mountain Valley Pipeline writes:

The failure of the ACP, coupled with the court-mandated shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), proves that gas and oil infrastructure is barreling toward obsolescence and the processes for permitting these projects perpetuate grave environmental injustice. As was shown with the ACP and DAPL, MVP and MVP Southgate should not and cannot stand. These projects should be canceled now and Gov. Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring

FACT CHECK: Have the Benefits of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Been Overstated?

CLAIM:

A recent letter to the editor in the Virginian Pilot alleged the “benefits to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are overstated” and that “cons outweigh the pros,” suggesting “The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would tie us to another 30 years at least of polluting, dangerous, not necessary and unwanted fossil fuel dependence.”

RATING:

False

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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile underground pipeline that will carry natural gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina, has recently become one of the top targets for environmental activists looking to block the construction of new energy infrastructure as part of their …

Calls to Block DAPL Misguided & Misinformed

The Hill recently published an opinion column by Mike Faith, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST), calling for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be taken “out of operation permanently.”

But while exclusively focusing on political rhetoric and anti-fossil fuel ideology, the author fails to recognize the inconvenient facts and reality that bolster the case for Dakota Access and modern energy infrastructure development.

PIPELINES ARE THE SAFEST METHOD OF TRANSPORT

To start with, DAPL has been safely operating for more than three years, transporting up to 570,000 bpd from the Bakken oil fields to the Patoka Oil Terminal …

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 …