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REVERSING COURSE

Trump will advance the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines by executive order

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The pipelines are reportedly a go.
Zoë Schlanger
By Zoë Schlanger

Environment reporter

This article is more than 2 years old.

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order today to advance the two most controversial pipelines in recent American history, the Associated Press reports.

The order advances Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Dakota Access pipeline, whose final permit was blocked by the Army Corp of Engineers since December after months of protests by Native Americans and other activists that galvanized people across the nation.

The Keystone XL pipeline, owned by Canadian company TransCanada Corp, will also be revived. Keystone XL was vetoed by president Barack Obama last year.

“We will build our own pipeline, we will build our own pipes,” Trump said, while signing the executive order Tuesday. “Like we used to, in the old days.”

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