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according to However, a White House spokeswoman stated that Trump’s “buy American” rules do not apply to the Keystone pipeline.
The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline by early next week, according to sources knowledgeable of the plan, reportsPolitico.
The decision comes a mere 16 months after the State Department, under Obama, stopped the construction of the pipeline.
At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, he said the material for the Keystone and Dakota pipelines will “[come] from the United States, or we’re not building it.
In the meantime, steel companies will start to build the pipeline—though not with all that American steel that Trump promised.
as informed in The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago.
The White House said that President Trump will address the Keystone approval in a Friday announcement.
According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,” despite numerous environmental and legal concerns surrounding the project.
“We greatly appreciate President Trump’s administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative,” said the CEO of TransCanada, the company that received the permit.
“We look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America’s energy infrastructure.” Even with an approved permit, the 1,700-mile pipeline still faces significant hurdles as portions of its planned route are being litigated at the state level.
Keystone XL Pipeline Approved by President Trump in Reversal From Obama
Demonstrators in front of the White House celebrate President Barack Obama’s blocking of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Nov. 6, 2015.
Obama vetoed three bills that sought to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Keystone XL is all risk and no reward for the American people,” Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement.
Calling it a “historic moment for North America,” President Donald Trump announced the federal government’s approval Friday of the Keystone XL oil pipeline — setting in motion a controversial project opposed by environmental groups, landowners and some Native American tribes.
“We’ve stopped the toxic Keystone XL Pipeline once, and we will do it again,” Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, said in a statement, adding, “This fight is not over, it is just beginning.”