Tags: Dakota Access Pipeline, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone XL Pipeline
While He qualified the reactivation of the Dakota Pipeline by adding that it was subject to the terms they would negotiate, President Donald Trump opened the door for both that pipeline, as well as the Keystone Pipeline to resume development.
Trump signed executive orders that will make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final uncompleted portion of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Keystone XL would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it would connect to an existing pipeline to bring the crude to Illinois. Former President Barack Obama refused to approve the cross-border project, saying the environmental review was not adequate in light of its route through the Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska….
In December, the Army Corp of Engineers said it would deny Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners the easement it needs to complete the final stretch of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline.
The parting shot for President Trump was this comment, “We will build our own pipeline…like we used to, in the old days.”