REPORT: Trump Is Preparing To Issue More Executive Orders Propping Up Pipelines

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Propping Up Pipelines

2:20 PM 03/29/2019 | Energy

Chris White | Energy Reporter

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a series of executive orders soon that would quicken development on oil and gas pipelines in the Northeast, Axios reported Thursday night, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The orders could come within the next couple of weeks, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Wednesday during a meeting with conservative group Council for Capital Formation, the report notes. Trump made supporting oil pipelines an important part of his administration and has already signed orders approving past projects.

Trump signed two executive orders in 2017 ordering his administration to move forward on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and Keystone XL Pipeline, both of which extend more than a thousand miles and carry multi-billion dollar price tags. (RELATED: Trump Signed Executive Actions On The Keystone XL Pipeline Two Years Ago. It’s Still Not Built)

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A sign opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline is seen inside of a Chase Bank location while Native American leaders and climate activists demonstrate in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 8, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder

DAPL is the only one of these two projects to be completed. The nearly $8 billion Keystone extension, which is intended to be a bridge between the U.S. and Canada, is currently held up in court, and further delays could prevent TransCanada from finishing pre-construction work. TransCanada asked a federal judge in 2018 to allow pre-construction activities to be completed while government conducts further reviews.

Activists railed against Trump’s decision at the time. They fought for years to block Keystone XL Pipeline calling it a threat to the environment and the climate, though, even the Obama State Department’s analysis discounted these arguments. The State Department approved a permit for the pipeline less than two months after the president signed the orders.

Keystone would carry 800,000 barrels of oil per day. The White House did not provide a comment to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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32 thoughts on “REPORT: Trump Is Preparing To Issue More Executive Orders Propping Up Pipelines

    • A disappointing, yet not unexpected event.

      Christopher Booker’s solid common sense and well researched contributions to knowledge and sanity will be sorely missed.

    • I sent Mods a link on a new executive order Trump signed two days ago.

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-signs-executive-order-authorizing-pipeline-at-the-northern-border-report

      I guess that renewables are okay if you want them, but I want reliability, period. It is no fun waiting for the power company guys to show up for an outage in the midst of a slop storm, and I have more love and respect for them than EVER because they got electricity working again for 388,000 people as quickly as they could. Those wind farms and other twaddle cannot measure up.

      Just glad we’ve got the right guy in place now. I hope this lasts. There are other things changing, too, for the better.

      • The problem with renewables is that it includes the source for electric power. As I have often had demonstrated to me personally, when the electricity goes out, the gas furnace cannot work. no power to the valve or the blower.
        While our house is being built, we are renting. The altitude of both places is 5700 – 5900 ft north of Reno. Power goes out when storms are bad (expect solar to be non-functioning, windmills to be feathered). Why didn’t the builder of the rental build in a fireplace? We went over a week with no power – no heat in December 2017! I was shocked my wife (67 yo) had the drive to stick it out with me! Fortunately the house is well insulated, and the gas range still worked.
        (But it was a cool adventure!)

  1. A sign opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline is seen inside of a Chase Bank location while Native American leaders and climate activists demonstrate in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 8, 2017.

    Native?

    native
    adjective uk ​ /ˈneɪ.tɪv/ us ​ /ˈneɪ.t̬ɪv/

    B2 [ before noun ] relating to or describing someone’s country or place of birth or someone who was born in a particular country or place:
    She returned to live and work in her native Japan.
    She’s a native Californian.
    link

    By the dictionary definition, I’m a native American.

    • Apart from a small number of people, probably in Ethiopia, we are all immigrants or descendants of immigrants. It’s just a matter of timing.

      • And semantics which trumps most thinking when it comes to politics and political talking heads. Speaking of talking heads commieBob, look up Grifter.

        Its obvious in the post-modern, 21st center, that you don’t need truth, facts or science on your side, although we know the latter can be bought with Government Largess, in politics. Simply declare government needs to take control to save the planet. Its “for the children” Dare to question and risk branding.

      • ZZW

        Absolutely true, depending on how far you want to go back

        North American Paleo-Indians came either from Asia or Southern France depending on which theory you subscribe to.

      • Yes. They were virtue signaling devices before virtue signaling was all that common.

        Since then, Californians have taken over Colorado, much to the disappointment of natives. Roads are more crowded and largely inadequately maintained. Home prices are up along with taxes (and fees). Free speech and gun rights are under assault. A growing homeless population is despoiling Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. EV’s are being grossly subsidized to displace, in many cases superior, fossil fuel powered vehicles. The cost of electricity is heading higher.

        There are some positives, especially if one lives off the government and or if one wishes to partake in legal marijuana.

    • Excellent point. Since my ancestors hail from Oklahoma (Osage), Germany, Russia, Ireland, and England, I’m not sure any would claim me. Especially since there are rabbis in my family tree, and Dad’s side of the family were Jewish. Definitely not the Osage, or they would have to let me in on their oil revenues. I think I’m a native, despite all (except Great Grandma) having arrived in the 1890s.
      To spell it out, Great Grandma was the Osage, a “Native American” tribe, who my history books say migrated to the Americas 12,000 – 18,000 years ago. They count as the “First Native Americans” in my book.

      • The last of my “ancestors” to arrive in North America came in the 1820s from Ireland, some problem with a King or some such. Reportedly heated words were exchanged, then blows, then a strategic withdrawal under cover of darkness to a ship due to leave with the dawn for New Orleans. Having relations who had settled in a bucolic region often called West Florida at the time, they made their way to the Pascagoula River and several miles up stream to the domicile of said relatives. Where they were promptly put to work cutting timber, gathering pine sap, growing corn and making whisky. All activities which have continued, more or less unabated, to this day. So yea, we’re Native America. Oh, and we inter-married with Choctaw and Creek tribes and those interlopers from Africa.

  2. Ahhhh – the sound of ‘sploding Greenie heads in the morning with my coffee. The addition of a Danish would make it perfection, but we can’t have everything.

  3. “Propping up” is not accurate. President Trump is clearing obstacles, not propping up pipelines.

    This is like saying that the pulling right guard was propping up the halfback on a sweep.

    • That’s correct. Wind and solar and arguably nuclear require “propping up”. Oil and gas just requires permitting.

  4. “Native American”? Harrumph!!! Even my friends of Amerindian descent who live on or off the Rest call themselves “Indians”….or better yet, plain ol’ “Americans”!. 🙂

  5. Now if by EO this administration could hammer down on states that abuse 401 Water Quality Certifications just to play politics with and could care less about water resources in the first place, then we can all move forward… especially when it comes to improvements infrastructure like much needed water, sewer, and transportation projects to help those in need.

  6. Me thinks it is long past time that some person or group to be suing the aforenoted Native American leaders and their supporting members …. for demanding their “rights” of citizenship of an ancient society when it suits their purpose ……. and on the contrary, …. also demanding their “rights” of citizenship of the USA when it suits their purpose.

    Said Native Americans are demanding, …. and being given, …. the best of both their worlds while denying the same for their fellow US citizens. Therefore, the NA members are GUILTY of “cultural harassment”, racism and bigotry of non-NA members and should be prosecuted for their dastardly actions.

    And ancient “treaties” should not render them harmless for their dastardly, devious acts being perpetrated against others.

  7. If the ”Trans Canada Pipelines Keystone XL” was instead the “Exxon Keystone XL”, it would have been in operation 6 years ago with accolades from the Obama administration. There is a problem with head office paying their income tax to Ottawa rather than Washington, although environmental concerns are all that gets media coverage. The Trump administration has realized that Ottawa is a better place to allow the taxes to go, as opposed to say tin-pot dictatorships disguised as their people’s choice.

  8. This headline is wrong, you do not “prop up” what works. Wind mills? Have to be “propped up”. Solar? Has to be “propped up”. Oil? Free standing and expanding. Gas? Free standing and expanding. What is going to be needed is a deployment of US troops to the New York State Capital and the forcible removal of all elected, appointed and salaried members of NY State Government who stands in the way of gas, oil, nuclear and hydro power generation/transmission in New York. When you have enemies openly and directly taking action against your national infrastructure you must take open and direct action against them.

    • Armed Federal Marshals, like the ones Muller dispatched, should be sent to Albany, NY, with orders to arrest elected officials for mandating non-compliance of Constitutional Law,

      And if any Judge attempts to prevent or negate said action, have them arrested for attempting to aid and abet criminal activity.

      Put them in jail just like Muller’s Marshals did with their arrestees.

      • I have no confidence in anyone in DoJ, it is thoroughly corrupted and a major part of the problem. Till it can be cleared and the guilty parties in the highest ranks brought to heel it is totally unreliable.

      • “HA”, …. more like the common response of “political pandering”.

        Such acts are no more than “FREE” political press for incumbent politicians.

        Selected juries will not convict …… and “elected” Judges will reduce sentences to “time served” or “community service”.

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