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12 ridiculous factual problems in the latest oilsands smear by National Geographic – JWN

April 12, 2019

This week National Geographic published its latest attack on the oilsands industry, written by Ontario-based “international environmental journalist” Stephen Leahy.

Headlined “This is the world’s most destructive oil operation—and it’s growing,” from its first sentence to its last, the article is bursting with factual errors and omissions that dramatically change the narrative to suit an uninformed and incorrect vision of the industry and its impacts.

Leaving out the photo selection, which is highly problematic in itself, here are 12 major errors and issues within the text.

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