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Keystone pipeline won’t use US steel

The Keystone XL oil pipeline won’t use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that’s due to language in a presidential directive Trump issued in January. “The way that executive order is written, it’s specific to new pipelines or those that are being repaired,

Army Approves Dakota Access Pipeline

Christine Rousselle, The Army Corps of Engineers will grant a permit to begin building the Dakota Access Pipeline, the controversial pipeline that saw months of protests with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. Under the Obama administration, the Army Corps of Engineers was required to complete an environmental study prior to the pipeline

Dakota Access pipeline moves closer to completion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final approval needed to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline project, U.S. Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said on Tuesday. However, opponents of the $3.8 billion project, including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation is adjacent to the route, claimed that

Trump signs memo to defeat ISIS and order to curtail ex-officials from lobbying

President Trump on Saturday signed one executive order and two memoranda — to lengthen the ban on administration officials working as lobbyists and two related to national security, particularly strengthening efforts to defeat the Islamic State terror group. The order on the lobbying ban extends the existing one from two years to five years and

‘We Must Think Big and Dream Even Bigger’ #AmericaFirst

Larry Kudlow, In all the media back and forth over President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, most have missed a central point: His address was infused with a wonderful sense of optimism. As an old Ronald Reagan guy, I have learned through the years that optimism equals true leadership. And yes, true leadership cannot be achieved

Trump signs orders on pipeline projects, TransCanada says it will reapply for Keystone

President Trump signed executive orders on Tuesday effectively reviving the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as a major builder said it will reapply to build one of the projects which had been stalled by the Obama administration under pressure from environmental and other groups.  The president said the projects would be subject to

Pipeline protesters arrested at Vikings stadium

Minneapolis police arrested two Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters on Sunday who unfurled a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game. The man and woman were arrested after climbing into a catwalk just after the Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears ended around 3 p.m. Police spokesman Officer Corey Schmidt

Winter weather may be a bummer for jolly holiday travelers

It’ll be a white Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states, but it’s likely to cause troublesome travel. Forecasters cautioned drivers to keep alternate routes in mind and prepare for possible delays. Southern California even got a dose of snow, with about 2 inches falling in a mountainous region about 75 miles north

Ryan blasts decision to block Dakota Access pipeline route

House Speaker Paul Ryan called the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision Sunday to deny a government permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota “big government decision-making at its worst.” Ryan, R-Wis., tweeted out his displeasure hours after the decision was made. He added that he looks “forward to putting this

Feds block controversial Dakota Access pipeline route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites. North Dakota’s leaders criticized the decision,

Standing Rock: A Great Sioux Nation Perspective

Jon Bowne | Infowars, A look into the complicated situation taking place in North Dakota. The unyielding corporacratic encroachment of the 3.7 Billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in the Dakotas is essentially the painful opening up of a very old wound in American History. This deliberate neglect of the established rights expressed

Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

Katie Kieffer, Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again. “We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who