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No Surprise: AOC Gets the Facts Wrong In Visit to Colorado

This past weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) paid a visit to Colorado and took the opportunity to tweet out fear-mongering nonsense about the oil and gas industry without bothering to confirm any facts beforehand. Namely, Ocasio-Cortez incorrectly characterized heat picked up on an infrared camera as “toxic fumes” and publicized results from volatile organic compound (VOC) blood tests—which have been repeatedly denounced by state health regulators as unreliable—as proof of the industry’s negative impact.

Ocasio-Cortez’s opposition to the fossil fuel industry is well-known, so it’s unsurprising—but still disappointing—that she is resorting to the same misleading tactics deployed by environmental activists when discussing the process of hydraulic fracturing.

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