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Greenpeace Ignores Line 3 Facts

CLAIM: Greenpeace claimed in a tweet that the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project “would endanger Indigenous rights & our climate.”


While a section of the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement pipeline does cross the Fond du Lac Band Reservation in northern Minnesota, it does not “endanger indigenous rights” as Greenpeace suggests.

Following consultations with Enbridge, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa agreed to allow the new Line 3 crude oil pipeline to cross its reservation along the route of the existing Line 3. In a Facebook post, Devin Dupuis, Chairman of the Fond du …

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Is the DeSmogBlog a source for fact-based reporting?

CLAIM: The DeSmogBlog claims to be a “source for accurate, fact based information.”

RATING: 50% False

While the DeSmogBlog may claim to be “clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science,” the reality is the blog itself is the product of a for-profit public relations firm seeking for further their client’s interests.

Created in 2006, the DeSmogBlog is a project of James Hoggan & Associates, a Vancouver-based strategic communications firm whose clients include Alcoa and BC Hydro. The firm has used the blog to promote favorable narratives about its clients, including a post applauding Alcoa’s participation in a coalition …

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