President Trump signed executive orders today reviving pipeline projects and TransCanada says it will reapply for Keystone XL. Mr. Trump also directed Federal agencies to approve that without delay — and told the agencies to expedite reviews and approvals for the remaining parts of the Dakota project.
“I am, to a large extent, an environmentalist, I believe in it,” Mr. Trump said. “But it’s out of control, and we’re going to make it a very short process. And we’re going to either give you your permits, or we’re not going to give you your permits. But you’re going to know very quickly.”
The president also signed three other orders related to pipeline construction, including one expediting the environmental permitting process for infrastructure projects and one directing the Commerce Department to maximize the use of U.S. steel.
The moves have already sparked a new fight with the Far Green.