Donald Trump Signs Executive Orders to Advance Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines After Years of Delays Under Obama
Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines back on the table after Trump’s executive orders …
After years of unreasonable delays during the Obama administrative, on Tuesday, day two of the Donald Trump presidency, he signed signed executive actions to advance the approval of the stalled pipelines. Trump said he considered himself and environmentalist; however, the stated the process was far too slow and he wanted to speed up the process. Trump stated that these projects will create 28,000 great construction jobs. Trump also signed an executive order directing if pipelines are built in the United States, the pipes will be built in the United States.
Trump has hit the ground running and the business out of the White House has been astounding. It’s only been two days and Trump has been like the EverReady bunny.
With one swipe of the presidential pen, the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines were back on the agenda, marking the realization of protesters’ worst fears about what Donald Trump presidency means for the environment and the controversial energy projects.
Trump on Tuesday signed executive actions to advance the approval of the stalled pipelines.
The proposed $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline was slated to stretch 1,172 miles through four states — from North Dakota into South Dakota, winding through Iowa and ending in southern Illinois — and move 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across the Midwest. It is completed except for a contested portion under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, which is half a mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservation.
The $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline was proposed to stretch nearly 1,200 miles across six states — Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas — and carry more than 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum daily from Canada’s oil sands through Nebraska to refineries on the Gulf Coast.