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Fight Far From Over: Anti-DAPL Protests Resume After Trump's Order

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The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move

The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline in November 2015, and it denied a permit for the Dakota Access project late a year ago.

The company and other supporters argue that the pipeline would create jobs indirectly for companies that sell products and services used to build the pipeline.

"I felt betrayed", she said, after Trump's quick decision to advance the pipelines which will run from North Dakota to IL. "If we're going to build pipelines in the U.S., the pipes should be made in the U.S.", President Trump said.

On Dec. 4, the assistant army secretary for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, declined to allow the pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe because she said alternate routes needed to be considered.

The president also signed an executive order directing agencies to streamline the environmental and regulatory review processes for "high priority infrastructure projects".

The pipeline could end up carrying 830,000 barrels of oil each day, according to BBC News. There are also Native American sites in the area.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order advancing two oil pipelines, the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline. The Obama administration denied the company a permit it needed to complete the pipeline late previous year.

In 2015, then-President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline, after years of back and forth.

In addition to the two pipeline specific orders, Trump also signed an order aimed at streamlining the regulatory process and a requirement that US pipeline construction be built using USA steel.

Briggs said Louisiana has been "faced with the same political fight" over the Bayou Bridge Pipeline project.

Trump told reporters that the United States "are going to renegotiate some of the terms" of the Keystone XL project.

"I never met a Republican who wants dirty air or dirty water", he said.

The Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run from Canada to USA refineries in the Gulf Coast, was rejected in November 2015 by former President Barack Obama, following a seven-year campaign by environmentalists against it. "We are opposed to reckless and politically motivated development projects, like DAPL, that ignore our treaty rights and risk our water".

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