Obama Administration Falls To Leftist Protestors, Stops Pipeline

In the bitter political battle over energy and natural resources, Dakota Access has become a successor to the Keystone XL pipeline, which President Barack Obama thwarted. After the U.S. Army Corps’ announcement on Sunday, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)  issued a blistering statement that called Obama “lawless” and all but promised that Trump would ride into Washington next month and toss the paper on which the decision was written into the Potomac River. Trump has been an investor in Energy Transfer Partners, the project’s developer, and his May financial disclosure said he has investments with Phillips 66, which owns a quarter of the pipe.


The outgoing Obama Administration delivered one more gift to green groups on Sunday when the Army Corps of Engineers blocked construction of a disputed segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline — but the decision is likely to be reversed when President-elect Donald Trump takes office…



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