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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, …

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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

FACT CHECK:

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

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