President Donald Trump to Approve Keystone, Dakota Pipelines

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During his tenure in office, Barack Obama vehemently opposed both expanding offshore oil drilling and the construction of oil pipelines that would create thousands of good-paying American jobs.

Well, now that Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States, things are about to change. President Trump is set to sign orders officially approving the Keystone Pipeline and the Dakota Pipeline, after much resistance from the left and their radical environmental allies.

From Bloomberg:

President Donald Trump intends to take action today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to a person familiar with the matter.

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline was rejected under former President Barack Obama, and Energy Transfer Partners LP’s $3.8 billion Dakota Access project was stalled when the Obama administration halted work on in on land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota amid protests by Native American groups.

The moves, taken on Trump’s fourth full day in office, illustrate his plan to fulfill his campaign pledge to give the oil industry more freedom to expand infrastructure, create jobs and ease transportation bottlenecks.

For years, Barack Obama and his State Department went back and forth over whether to allow Keystone and other pipelines to go forward with construction, before eventually blocking the project, appeasing the environmental lobby over the American economy.

During the campaign, President Trump spoke out in favor of the two pipelines, as well as unleashing America’s energy potential, rather than relying on Middle East oil. Trump’s action on Tuesday should be seen by many in America’s energy sector as a positive sign that the president is committed to investing in American infrastructure and energy.

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