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Trump Advances Oil Pipeline Construction Projects With Executive Orders

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump advanced construction efforts for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines by signing executive orders.

While talking about the executive orders, Trump emphasized the importance to streamline the permitting process, the regulatory burden and also emphasized the use of U.S.-made steel in the pipes.

From The Washington Times:

The orders that reopened negotiations for the projects were among five executive orders related to oil pipelines. The other measures streamlined the permitting process and required the use of U.S.-made steel in the pipes.

“We will build our own pipeline. We will build our own pipes, like we use to in the old days,” Mr. Trump said when signing the orders.

He also said that the permitting process needs to be streamlined.

“The regulatory process in this country has become a tangled-up mess, very unfair to people. That’s a big one,” Mr. Trump said.

Both construction projects were blocked under President Obama. From The Washington Times:

The two pipeline projects created a rift for President Obama between environmentalists and labor unions. Mr. Obama ultimately sided with environmentalists, putting the kibosh on Keystone in 2015 and on the other last month.

Trump’s actions to resurrect the oil pipeline construction projects is expected to create thousands of jobs for Americans and contribute to increasing U.S. energy security.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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