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Pipeline opponents face high legal hurdles challenging Trump


January 26, 2017

NEW YORK -- Opponents of two controversial oil pipelines face a long and difficult legal path if the U.S. government approves their construction, experts said after the Trump administration issued orders on Tuesday, Jan. 24, intended to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pair of memoranda to several agencies paving the way to revive Keystone XL, which would bring oil from Canada, and Dakota Access, a nearly completed pipeline which had sought to build under a lake near a Native American reservation in North Dakota. Both projects stalled under former President Barack Obama.


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