Fact Check: Is Erie City Council member Christiaan van Woudenberg an anti-oil and gas activist who voted against a proposed housing development near future oil and gas operations?

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Jennifer Kovaleski

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Denver7

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May 11, 2018

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Claim:  Erie City Council member Christiaan van Woudenberg, is a "known anti-oil and gas activist” who voted against a proposed housing development near future oil and gas development.

Fact: Woudenberg is head of the Erie Protectors, a local anti-oil and gas group, and the only member of the council who voted against allowing home builders to construct 600 new homes more than 500-feet away from future oil and gas development. As the story notes, the oil and gas development was planned prior to the home development.  

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