Resume the Keystone Pipeline Project
Current Status: FulfilledAs of
"I will begin taking the following seven actions to protect American workers:
SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward;"
- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016
Trump did not address this on his first day in office, but on January 24th he signed an executive order that expedites environmental reviews and approvals for "high-priority infrastructure projects, presumably including pipeline projects like the DAPL and Keystone.
On March 24th, 2017, the State Department approved TransCanada's permit to continue with the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create an estimated several thousand temporary construction jobs and an estimated 35 permanent jobs.