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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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A recent piece by Ken Hemphill in the Delaware County Times is nothing short of hypocritical. Hemphill, an activist with the environmental group, Sierra Club, used his submitted column to attempt to throw shade on a recent, thoughtful OpEd by former Congressman Charlie Melancon.
As a Democrat from an oil and gas producing state, Louisiana, Melancon understands first-hand the countless benefits that reliable, efficient energy production and delivery provide. Energy costs are often times the highest monthly costs for seniors and those less financially well-off, two groups that Democrats historically advocate for.
Groups like the Sierra Club fail to clearly …