Trump Restarts Pipeline

Ignoring his known connectiions to the pipeline…

AP November 25, 2016, 10:11 AM

Donald Trump’s stock in Dakota Access oil pipeline raises concerns

Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, September 13, 2016.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

Trump’s 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. That’s down from between $500,000 and $1 million a year earlier.

Trump also owns between $100,000 and $250,000 in Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access.

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Trump has restarted the Dakota pipeline despite ongoing protests for native rights…

Posted By Tim Hains
On Date January 24, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Orders To Restart Construction On Dakota Access, Keystone XL Pipelines

President Trump signed a new series of executive orders Tuesday, this time about energy.

“We’re gonna build the pipes — put a lot of workers, a lot of steelworkers, back to work,” the president said.

“Okay, we will build our own pipeline, we will build our own pipes. That’s what it has to do with — like we used to in the old days.”

He also signed an order streamlining the approval process of new pipelines. “The regulatory process in this country has become a tangled up mess — and very unfair to people,” he said. “That’s a big one.”

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