Trump Spokesman Suggests Green Light for DAPL and Revival of Keystone XL Pipeline

An ABC news clip posted by the Independent has White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggesting Donald Trump will not only push through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) but revive the previously rejected and very controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

In the brief clip, Spicer says DAPL and Keystone are areas where “we can increase jobs, increase economic growth, and tap into America’s energy supply more.”

The energy sector, and our natural resources, are an area where I think the president is very, very keen on making sure we maximize our use of natural resources to America’s benefit.

The Independent’s story starts out:

President Donald Trump will likely overturn a permit denial that prohibited the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which was the focus of months of massive protests by Native American and garnered global attention.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not provide specifics about Mr Trump’s plans regarding continuing construction of the DAPL and the Keystone XL Pipeline, but he gave first hints that the new administration would move forward with the project.

One thought on “Trump Spokesman Suggests Green Light for DAPL and Revival of Keystone XL Pipeline

  1. […] The issue is coming to a head. Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had denied the project a needed easement under the Missouri River; it was going to require more environment study. The Trump administration has given indications that it will proceed with DAPL (as well as restart discussions about the Keystone XL pipeline. See yesterday’s blog.) […]


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