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)