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.
Lame Duck President Barack Obama Bans Oil Drilling in Vast Areas of Atlantic and Arctic Oceans With His Pen
THIS IS THE REASON WHY THERE SHOULD BE A LAW THAT STATES A LAME DUCK PRESIDENT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO NOTHING LIKE THIS TO IMPACT FUTURE PRESIDENTS …
The Divider in Chief, the Community agitator in chief has done it again. Outgoing, lame duck president Barack Obama has banned oil and gas drilling with his pen from hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. What a shock that he would do this on the way out the door and impacting a Trump presidency, as opposed to doing it prior to the 2016 elections. However, the gutless wonder in chief would never had provided such a pre-election gift to the environmental wackos as it would have affected the election in a negative manner for Democrats. Even though White House mouthpieces say this executive order cannot be undone by a future president, look for Trump to squash this like a bug. One thing is for certain when it comes to Trump, he hardly cares about precedent when it comes to this type of stuff and neither do those who elected him president.
Look for the community agitator to further reek havoc as he heads out the door.
President Obama moved to solidify his environmental legacy Tuesday by withdrawing hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling.
Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. In addition to a five-year moratorium already in place in the Atlantic, removing the canyons from drilling puts much of the eastern seaboard off limits to oil exploration even if companies develop plans to operate around them.
The announcement by the White House late in the afternoon was coordinated with similar steps being taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shield large areas of that nation’s Arctic waters from drilling. Neither measure affects leases already held by oil and gas companies and drilling activity in state waters.
According to White House officials, their actions to make the areas off limits to future oil and gas exploration and drilling as indefinite. They further went on to say that the withdrawals under Section 12-A of the 1953 act used by presidents dating to Dwight Eisenhower cannot be undone by an incoming president. Sorry, I find that almost impossible to believe. I second Instapundit’s opinion in that it is hard to believe that one president’s signature is more important than another’s. To make such a comment that another president, namely Donald Trump, will not be able to undo Obama’s executive order sounds almost vindictive.
“There is a precedent of more than half a century of this authority being utilized by presidents of both parties,” a White House aide said. “There is no authority for subsequent presidents to un-withdraw. .?.?. I can’t speak to what a future Congress will do.”
Why People Don’t Trust Hillary Clinton … Hillary Says She Will Put Coal Miners out of Work and then Says She was Taken Out of Conext (VIDEO)
HILLARY PROMISES TO TAKE COAL MINERS IN WEST VIRGINIA JOBS AWAY AND THEN ASKS FOR THEIR VOTE …
Hillary Clinton promises she is going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business and then comes to West Virginia and tells them lies that she cares about them. I will say this about Hillary, she has more CO-JONES than most men that ran for the presidency. However, once again we are shown that she is a pathological liar and a pandering politician. After making the comments, where she was not taken out of context, that she would shut down coal companies in West Virginia and put even more coal miners out of work, Clinton actually had the balls to go to West Virginia and tell them that she was their friend.
This is the reason why Donald Trump does have a chance against Hillary Clinton. She is your typical lying, pandering politician which is exactly what the people seem to loath this election cycle. The people are sick of politicians saying one thing and then when they are confronted with the very people they affect, they change their tune and lie. Clinton is beholden the the environmental wackos, not the hard working coal folks of West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
These are different times and the Democrat party does not even resemble what it once was, Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country.
In March, speaking about renewable energy at a CNN town hall, Hillary Clinton described herself as “the only candidate” with “a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right? … And we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people.”
“Those people” didn’t forget her either, or her words about putting them “out of business,” in part because Republicans had made much of her comment at the time. And on Monday, one of “those people” confronted her at a small roundtable event in Williamson, W.Va., in the heart of coal country.
His name was Bo Copley, who described himself as an unemployed coal worker. Accompanied by his wife and a photograph of the couple’s children, he had a pointed question for Clinton: “How you could say you are going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend?” he asked, according to the Associated Press. Copley was variously described as “teared up,” “choked up” and “emotional” as he spoke.
Laid-off coal worker Bo Copley on his confrontation with Hillary Clinton about her comments on the future of the industry
Listen to Whoopi Goldberg be the voice of reason on The View as she does not defend Hillary Clinton’s comments that we are going to put coal miners and coal companies out of business. However, the rest of the female shills for Clinton bent over backwards to defend Hillary’s comments. What a joke, these women, excluding Whoopi, have never seen a coal mine or a coal miner in their life and have never probably picked up a pick or got their fingernails dirty. Listen to them talk, like coal miners need to be taken care of. THEY WANT THEIR JOBS! And thanks to Obama’s war on coal, they have none.
This is most likely the number one reason why you could see Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton is a general election. The government doesn’t have to do better by Bo’s family, they have to get out of the way and stop the over-regulation. Bo lost his job because of Barack Obama and his EPA. He told Americans he would shut down the coal industry when he ran for office, what did you think, he was joking? A Clinton presidency would want to make Bo and his fellow workers dependent on unemployment and the government.
WHAT A COINCIDENCE … THE CORRUPTION OF THE POLITICAL CLASS AND INSIDER TRADING.
From the Washington Free Beacon, imagine that, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. But of course there ws no insider taring here. These people tell us how to live and decide how to spend our money, yet they are allowed to conduct themselves in the most corrupt ways ever and nothing ever happens to them.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.
SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.
Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”
Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.
Pelosi’s office did not respond to questions about the timing of the purchase and whether she or her husband had any advance knowledge of the deal.
And the politically corrupt with the inside information just get richer and richer.
Pelosi has previously been accused of trading stock based on information gleaned through her official duties. She participated in Visa’s initial public offering as the company fought a House bill to subject credit card companies to increased regulation. The measure failed to pass.
A law passed in the wake of that controversy prohibits members of Congress from using nonpublic information for personal gain. Language in that measure was informally dubbed the “Pelosi Provision.”
In addition to her stock trades, Pelosi steered more than $1 billion in federal subsidies to a light rail project that likely improved the value of the San Francisco headquarters of cloud computing company Salesforce, in which her husband had invested up to $1 million.
ISN’T THIS RICH COMING FROM ONE OF THE BIGGEST LIARS OF THEM ALL …
This weekend on NBC’s Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton continued to go after self-proclaimed socialist and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaign for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it. Clinton stated, “I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who, you know, believe this. They don’t do their own research. And I’m glad that we can now point to reliable independent analysis to say no, it’s just not true.” Like her or hate her, one thing is for certain, she’s got balls. Hillary Clinton is one of the least trusted individuals and has made a career out of self-serving lies but she has the CO-JONES to call some one else a liar. REALLY?
Because Hillary would never play both ends against the middle now would she?
Hillary Clinton continued ripping into the Bernie Sanders campaign this morning for misrepresenting her record on fossil fuels and said she feels sorry for the young people who believe it.
A few days ago, after being confronted by a Greenpeace activist about receiving donations from the fossil fuel industry, Clinton snapped and said, “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me!”
The Washington Post‘s fact-check concluded that Clinton and the Super PAC supporting her received money from lobbyists tied to that industry––the Super PAC received $3.25 million––but said that the claims from Team Sanders are “exaggerated” and awarded them 3 Pinocchios. On CNN this morning, Sanders defended the attacks and said it’s not “distorting reality” to point out that lobbyists for that industry are giving as much as they can to help his opponent and trying to bundle more.
When she was asked about rejecting the donations months ago, Clinton said she would not impose a “litmus test” on who can give her donations, saying people fully understand she’s “very adamant about moving us towards clean renewable energy.”