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HYPOCRISY WATCH: Drake Buys a Great Big Jet

Drake, the rapper who has been praised in recent years for his “epiphany about climate change,” seems to have lost his way.

The formerly eco-friendly superstar took to Instagram last week to show off his new plane. It’s not a Cessna Citation X. It’s not a Learjet 60. It’s not a Gulfstream G550.

Nope. Drake got himself a 767.

Depending on the model, a 767 has a fuel burn rate of 17 to 21 pounds a minute. NBC reported that a 767 burns about 9,000 gallons of jet fuel on a cross country flight (or about …

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FACT CHECK: Greenpeace Misrepresents Legislation Aimed at Protecting Pipeline Projects

CLAIM: A staff attorney for Greenpeace USA claims that legislation introduced in Statehouses across the country to protect pipeline projects and those who work on them is instead aimed at “restricting the right to protest,” even while admitting the bills “are not seeking to target protest generally, they are much more sneaky than that.”

RATING: False

FACT CHECK

The bills are not at all “sneaky,” nor do they restrict the right to legally protect. In fact, they are straightforward – and they are all aimed at illegal acts:

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