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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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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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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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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