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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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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