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4 Key Facts Missing From the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Latest Attempt to Shutdown the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) recently filed a motion in federal court to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been safely operating for more than two years now. As with previous legal filings, the tribe’s latest filing misrepresents or ignores inconvenient facts that discredit their years-long bid to halt the lawfully permitted project.

Here are four key facts missing from the latest legal filing:

  1. The SRST wasn’t “vigorously opposed [to] the siting of the pipeline from its inception.”

As we’ve discussed before, the SRST largely refused to participate in the US Army Corps’ exhaustive review of …

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FACT CHECK: Activists Pressure Candidates to Block Keystone XL Pipeline on Environmental Grounds

CLAIM: Environmental activists are pressing presidential candidates to take a pledge to block the Keystone XL pipeline. The pledge calls on candidates to revoke permits issued by the President for the Keystone XL.  It also calls on candidates to revoke permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been safely transporting crude oil for more than two years.

“Our next president needs to listen to the science that says we can’t build new fossil fuel projects and fight climate change at the same time, not the polluters who say we don’t have a choice,” Greenpeace USA climate campaigner Charlie …

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