Dakota Access Pipeline

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The Dakota Access Pipeline is a proposed pipeline that would have run through the Standing Rock Native American reservation in North Dakota if Obama had not canceled its lease. It violates age-old treaties made with the Sioux and provoked protests that led to Obama demanding its rerouting.

On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to advance the construction of the pipeline under "terms and conditions to be negotiated". The order would expedite the environmental review that Trump described as "incredibly cumbersome, long, horrible permitting process."[1]


  1. Trump seeks to revive Dakota Access, Keystone XL oil pipelines By Steven Mufson & Juliet Eilperin (January 24, 2017) The Washington Post.

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