|The Trump team approve the building of the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.|
The most unpopular leader in modern history makes a strategic decision on a foreign company's oil pipeline.
Fuhrer Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Department of State went ahead and reversed then president Barack Obama's executive order on the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.
The pipeline will transport oil tar sands from Alberta to Texas and it will come through some sacred Native American lands. The states of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana will now have an opportunity to sign off their land so this thing could be constructed.
Now the permit is issued and the 1,700 mile pipeline could be built within a few years.
Trump claims that this pipeline will create jobs. Trump wants domestic steel to be produced in the construction of the pipeline. The pipeline will bring eminent domain. The owners of property will be forced to sell off their lands. The pipeline is invested in foreign investors and the likelihood of American permanent workers is little.
Obama denounced the pipeline citing that the usage of the line isn't feasible and it would go against the U.N.'s assessment on climate change.
State Department Secretary Rex Tillerson recused himself from the signature. He and Trump were heavily involved in investing in the pipeline.
Deputy secretary Tom Shannon signed off the presidential permit.