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  • ekyris (edited 1 year ago)
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    Trump is not simply undoing restrictions put on by Obama; he's green-lighting the project based on extra stipulations such as all the steel for the pipe must come from the U.S. Building will not commence immediately, because the companies TransCanada Corp. (for the Keystone KL) and Energy Transfer Partners (for the Dakota Access) would need to re-submit proposals to be approved. The goal of the approval is more American jobs, hoping to give employment to those needed to finish the project. However, the placement (through/near water reserves) and purpose (carrying tar sands crude oil) of the pipeline remains the same. The concerns of environmentalists and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have not changed, and will most likely 'restart' their protest of the construction.

    • AdelleChattre
      +1

      he's green-lighting the project based on extra stipulations such as all the steel for the pipe must come from the U.S.

      Source?

      The goal of the approval is more American jobs, hoping to give employment to those needed to finish the project.

      Sez who? Trump's a DAPL investor.

      The concerns of environmentalists and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have not changed, and will most likely 'restart' their protest of the construction.

      The water protectors come from far more than the Standing Rock tribe. Or even all of the Sioux. Or even indigenous people. Why do you use the word 'restart' that way?

      • ekyris
        +4

        I was just condensing some of what I read into a quicker read... Everything I took from the several articles I read.

        The video at the beginning of the WaPo Article I linked has Trump saying, "we are going to renegotiate some of the terms." Though it's not explicitly in the executive order, Trump then said that, "We are, and I am, very insistent that if we're going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipes should be made in the United States." I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons, some laudable and others less so, but that's what's officially been presented.

        Here's a video of Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, saying that the areas of Dakota and the Keystone pipeline would "increase jobs, increase economic growth, and tap into America's energy supply more." Again, probably more going on that what's being said, but I didn't want to write anything past what's being said.

        In the main linked article from Financial Post, a spokesman with Greenpeace, Travis Nichols, said, "A powerful alliance of indigenous communities, ranchers, farmers, and climate activists stopped the Keystone pipeline the first time, and the same alliance will come together to stop Keystone again if Trump tries to raise it from the dead" (emphasis mine). My understanding was the physical protest had more or less disbanded after Obama's decision to delay the project, and so it would then be 'restarted' to counter Trump's new stance. I'm not sure what "way" I used the word in the first place, other than to indicate that it's starting up after ending, so I'm not sure how else to respond past that.

  • MAGISTERLUDI
    +1

    Creating jobs,

    flopping union voters.

    • AdelleChattre
      +2

      Meanwhile, back on Earth, those pipelines are both nearly complete and never meant many jobs in the first place. Once they're complete, mismanaging them takes hardly any employees.

      Even Keystone XL only means forty-something permanent jobs, at the cost of gouging out a wound right through this country from the bitumen fields of Alberta through to the COREXIT-soaked Gulf of Mexico, to make way for a fuel so sulfurous not one drop of it would ever be used in this hemisphere. Jobs? Profits more like. Money in this president's pocket. Choking, noxious, TransCanada profits.

      Union voters? You think there are union voters in this country? For that matter, outside of government employees, are you sure there are even unions to be reckoned with in this country? What century are you from?

      • MAGISTERLUDI (edited 1 year ago)
        +1

        For your spin,

        simply,,,,,,,,, thanks, even though you missed a couple other opportunities.

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