Recently, President- Elect Donald Trump promised to work quickly to solve the issues at the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Daily Caller reports:
Trump appeared on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, where he said, “I will tell you, when I get to office, if it’s not solved, I’ll have it solved very quickly.”
Trump announced his support of the Pipeline in early December to a major media franchise.
Breitbart News reports:
“Today, Mr. Trump expressed his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has met or exceeded all environmental standards set forth by four states and the Army Corps of Engineers,” stated Hoeven. “Also, it is important to know the new administration will work to help us grow and diversify our energy economy and build the energy infrastructure necessary to move it from where it is produced to where it is needed. The result will be more jobs, a more vibrant economy and affordable energy for the American people.”
The Dakota Access Pipeline falls in line with Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again” by using America’s own energy forces and relying less on foreign resources.
NBC News reports:
As he affirmed in his victory speech, President-elect Trump says his government will invest in extensive infrastructure projects in his quest to “make America great again.” While Trump’s campaign press secretary, Hope Hicks, did not respond to a request for specific environmental policy details, candidate Trump supported the Keystone XL oil pipeline on the campaign trail.
Trump ran on a campaign to restore jobs and natural resources. His platform included restoring jobs in the coal industry and remembering the “forgotten men” of the blue-collar American work force.
Those who believed in Trump’s campaign promises to bring back an American-based energy source also back his plans as the new President.
NBC News reports:
“I’m 100 percent sure that the pipeline will be approved by a Trump administration,” CEO Kelcy Warren of Energy Transfer Partners — the Dallas-based company funding the $3.7 billion project — told NBC News. “I believe we will have a government in place that believes in energy infrastructure.”
Critics of Trump claimed he was supportive of the Pipeline project due to financial ties. Those claims made by critics were found to be faulty, and meant to distract from the policies Trump has promised to enact.
The New York Daily News reports:
“Those making such a claim are only attempting to distract from the fact that President-elect Trump has put forth serious policy proposals he plans to set in motion on Day One,” said the daily briefing note sent to campaign supporters and congressional staff.
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