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FACT CHECK: Are pipelines “dangerous” with “no clear benefits?”

CLAIM: The Roanoke Times recently published an opinion column alleging that pipelines are dangerous – specifically the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines that are currently under construction. The column also alleges these “dangerous projects” have “no clear benefits.”



Like almost any process, transporting energy involves some level of risk. However, pipelines have played a key role in mitigating such risk. They have been determined to be the safest, most efficient, and most environmentally-conscious method of delivering the natural gas and oil that millions of Americans rely on each and every day.

When comparing …

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FACT CHECK: Does the Dakota Access Pipeline need to be shut down during additional environmental review?

The University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt News published an opinion column calling for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172 mile crude oil pipeline that runs from North Dakota to Illinois, to be shut down as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an additional environmental impact statement (EIS) on the pipeline as ordered by a federal judge last week. The column reads:

Until a more in-depth environmental statement is complete, we will not know the full scope of the pipeline’s risks. It’s possible that the USACE was accurate in its findings, but it’s also possible that the tribe’s concerns are valid.

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