The "Keep It in the Ground" Movement -- New Look, Same Mission

The "Keep It in the Ground" Movement -- New Look, Same Mission

Two years ago, “Keep It in the Ground” activists clashed violently with law enforcement in a futile effort to shut down construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. During weeks of violent #NoDAPL protests, anti-pipeline activists shot at police; pelted them with rocks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails; and burned vehicles and construction equipment.

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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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Demystifying Pipelines

Demystifying Pipelines

But even though the mythology of the anti-pipeline movement is attracting all manner of violent extremists and self-serving hypocrites, the facts are getting in the way of their collective effort to “keep it in the ground.” And we don’t need to look any further than Standing Rock itself to see just how badly these protestors have mangled the facts.

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Crowd-Sourcing the Divestment Movement

When environmental activists persuaded the City of Seattle to divest their multi-billion-dollar portfolio from Wells Fargo in retribution for funding the Dakota Access pipeline, they didn’t celebrate the victorious conclusion to their campaign. They celebrated the beginning of a new front in the financial assault against the oil and natural gas industries.

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Meet the Anti-pipeline “Water Protectors,” Part II: Terrorism, Abuse, and Assault

Meet the Anti-pipeline “Water Protectors,” Part II: Terrorism, Abuse, and Assault

In Part I, we looked at how the so-called “water protectors” vandalized what they called “sacred land” with 48 million pounds of garbage and hurt and killed local animals (as well as abandoning their own pets to the freezing winter weather) while protesting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline. In Part II, we’re looking at how they treated humans and their plans to take the Standing Rock model nationwide.

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Meet the Anti-pipeline “Water Protectors,” Part I: Vandalism, Arson, and Animal Abuse

Meet the Anti-pipeline “Water Protectors,” Part I: Vandalism, Arson, and Animal Abuse

Millions of people donated money, “checked in at Standing Rock,” and otherwise sought to show solidarity for the “water protectors” protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline. But revelations continue to show that these activists are not the peaceful environmentalists they pretend to be.

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