January 24, 2017 / 2:38 PM / a year ago

Trump plans to clear Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines-Bloomberg

Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance the building of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. (bloom.bg/2jNqrsb)

Former president Barack Obama rejected Transcanada Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in November 2015 after environmentalists campaigned against the project for more than seven years.

Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline has also faced opposition.

Activists have spent months protesting plans to route the pipeline beneath a lake near a North Dakota Indian reservation, saying the project poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites. (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D’Souza)

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