What Trump's executive orders on Dakota Access and Keystone XL actually do
January 25, 2017
On Tuesday, President Trump signed two executive orders intended to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines — two controversial oil projects that had been halted under President Obama after years of grassroots protest and fierce opposition from climate activists.
While nothing’s final until the pipelines are actually built, these orders make approval much more likely. Trump has made supporting the oil and gas industry a key priority of his presidency, and this is his first big policy move toward that end.