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Pipeline Foes Likely Staged Discovery of Cultural Artifacts

CLAIM: Canadian pipeline foes claimed that they discovered cultural artifacts at a Coastal GasLink Pipeline construction site in northern British Columbia.

RATING: Likely False


TransCanada voluntarily suspended construction on its Coastal Gaslink natural gas pipeline in order to investigate a complaint that a work site contained cultural artifacts. However, an investigation and subsequent report concluded that the pipeline construction site “was likely not [the] original location” of the artifacts referred to in the complaint.

On February 14, the Unist’ot’en of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation filed a complaint with the BC Oil and Gas Commission stating that cultural artifacts …

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AOC Fumbles Dakota Access Pipeline Facts

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a number of incorrect statements about the Dakota Access Pipeline during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday. Despite traveling to North Dakota in 2016 to participate in the #NoDAPL protests, the freshman congresswomen falsely claimed among other things that:

The Dakota Access Pipeline was built “in defiance of the Standing Rock Sioux’s treaty rights.”

At no point does the Dakota Access Pipeline cross the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The pipeline crosses the Missouri River at Lake Oahe to the north of the reservation and runs parallel to the route to an existing natural gas pipeline

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