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FACT CHECK: Pipeline Won’t Jeopardize Softball Team’s Season

CLAIM: The Daily Local News published an article with a headline claiming that construction of the Mariner East pipeline “may jeopardize” a local softball team’s spring season.

RATING: False, misleading headline.


This misleading headline ignores a statement from Energy Transfer–the developer of the Mariner East pipeline–expressing regret over the miscommunication and emphasizing that construction will not interfere with the team’s season.

“We regret that there seems to have been a breakdown in communication between the Meadowbrook Manor HOA leadership, us and the Exton Little League program. We will rework our construction schedule so we do not interfere with

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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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