Donald Trump Signs Order to Move Forward with Dakota Access Pipeline Construction, Twitter Reacts
Donald Trump has just announced that he has signed orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
The construction was originally halted by the Obama administration last year due to concerns surrounding the environment. Specifically, the construction of the pipeline would jeopardize the drinking water of the residents living there. The Sioux Tribe lives in that area and the construction could threaten their environmental and economic well-being.
The original purpose of the pipeline was to transport crude oil from domestic wells to American consumers.
Signing orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/OErGmbBvYK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2017
Click inside to read reactions on Twitter…
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 24, 2017
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) January 24, 2017
We can't afford to build new pipelines that lock us into burning more fossil fuels. I will do everything I can to stop Keystone XL and DAPL.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 24, 2017
The Dakota Access Pipeline must be stopped. It is immoral and unethical. I stand with Standing Rock. #NoDAPL
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 24, 2017
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) January 23, 2017
If you oppose the Dakota & Keystone piplines call your Representatives – switchboard will put you thru – 202 225-3121
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 24, 2017
North Dakota's HB1203 would allow an individual to strike a protester with their car without being held liable for death or injury. #NoDAPL
— ACLU National (@ACLU) January 24, 2017
— ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) January 24, 2017
Trump owns stock in Energy Transfer Partners and Phillips 66, two companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline. https://t.co/SVCTAEW8wv
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 24, 2017
"We now have a president who gets it." – spokesman 4 rich oil tycoons whose billion $ pipeline jeopardizes clean drinking water for 20 mil https://t.co/Cy3ahGhnGl
— Justin Long (@justinlong) January 24, 2017