The Anti-Pipeline Movement’s Children’s Crusade

The Anti-Pipeline Movement’s Children’s Crusade

But what is being sold as a story about a bunch of idealistic whiz kids joining forces to protect Minnesota from the nefarious pipeline company is really just the latest scheme launched by 350.org and other keep-it-in-the-ground activist groups to shut down much-needed pipeline construction across North America.

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When it comes to pipelines, all politics is (not) local

When it comes to pipelines, all politics is (not) local

And just last week, Buzzfeed reported that an Instagram account called @Native_Americans_United—which rallied its 33,000 followers against the Dakota Access pipeline—was “connected to a Russian troll farm intent on exploiting existing divisions and social movements in the United States.”

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The Onion Nails It: Anti-industry research is still laughable

The Onion Nails It: Anti-industry research is still laughable

The problem with every iteration of this study is that it seeks to blame oil, gas and coal companies for providing the energy that makes our modern life possible, without any consideration given to the people—every single one of us—who benefit from this affordable and abundant energy supply.

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Dismantling the Fabricated Platform of the #NoDAPL Protests

Dismantling the Fabricated Platform of the #NoDAPL Protests

The five claims that make up the foundation of last year’s Dakota Access pipeline protests are falsehoods. Not “that’s just their opinion” falsehoods; these claims are patently and demonstrably untrue. Yet they continue to thrive in the fertilizer-rich environment of the Internet.

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The Violent Reality Behind the "Peaceful #NoDAPL Protester" Myth

The Violent Reality Behind the "Peaceful #NoDAPL Protester" Myth

EarthFirst! provided $500,000 in seed money to a group of “violent eco-terrorist infiltrators” who then “initiated direct action training for its own members and other protestors interested in engaging in violent conflict and incited and perpetrated acts of terrorism.”

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The Anti-pipeline Activists Repeat the Same Mistakes that Got Them Sued

The Anti-pipeline Activists Repeat the Same Mistakes that Got Them Sued

Just weeks after Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace and other members of the anti-pipeline “enterprise,” at least four members of that enterprise—350.org, the Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, and Food and Water Watch—have teamed up with other extremist groups to launch the “Stop Energy Transfer Partners” campaign’s National Day of Action (September 8-9), which is chock full of the same lies that ETP is suing them for in the first place.

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