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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
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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 …