President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive actions that will allow for the advance of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Pipeline. He signed at least five orders related to energy projects, Bloomberg Politics reports.
Keystone was outright rejected under former President Barack Obama in 2015, while the Dakota Access Pipeline stalled late last year in part due to massive protests about drilling under Native American water supplies and through sacred lands. Environmentalists heavily oppose both the Keystone and the Dakota Access pipelines.
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump intended to grow jobs with the pipeline projects.