Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trump today expected to use executive orders to advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

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President Trump today is expected "to sign executive orders to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to sources familiar with the planned announcement," Hannah Northey reports for Greenwire. "TransCanada Corp., the company behind Keystone XL, has made clear its intention to revive the project under the Trump administration. The pipeline, slated to stretch from western Canada in Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Texas and a distribution center in Oklahoma, was rejected by President Obama."

"Energy Transfer Partners LP's $3.78 billion Dakota Access project stalled after failing to secure a critical approval for construction to advance across Lake Oahe in North Dakota," Northey writes. "Plans to build the 1,172-mile oil pipeline sparked nationwide protests after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe voiced concerns about the potential for spills and leaks." (Dakota Access Pipeline)

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