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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 …

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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

FACT CHECK:

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 …

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