Trump gives new life to Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines

(From The Washington Post)

President Trump signed executive orders Tuesday clearing the way for the controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines to move forward.

He also signed an executive order to expedite environmental reviews of other infrastructure projects, lamenting the existing “incredibly cumbersome, long, horrible permitting process.”

“The regulatory process in this country has become a tangled up mess,” he said.

It remained unclear how Trump’s order would restart the pipeline projects or expedite environmental reviews.

Trump said that both pipeline projects would be subject to renegotiation. In an Oval Office signing before reporters, the president said he would want any new projects to make use of American steel.

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