The first major piece of Trump infrastructure was the $1.2 trillion Dakota Access Pipeline, which was built by the Texas-based company Energy Transfer Partners and has now been abandoned in the middle of the Dakota Sioux River.
The second major piece was the Dakota Access 1.5-mile pipeline, which ran from the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
The pipeline was designed to carry Bakken crude oil but had a history of spills, ruptures, and environmental damage.
The federal government approved construction of the pipeline in October 2020, but construction has stalled since then, largely because of protests from landowners and environmental groups.
On the surface, the Dakota Pipeline was a great success, but behind the scenes, it was built to be a giant environmental disaster.
In 2018, a pipeline leak in Northern California caused nearly 1,000 homes to be evacuated and prompted a massive cleanup.
The next year, a spill in the Ohio River killed five people.
Last year, thousands of people flooded the Kalamazoo River in Michigan and downstream, leading to a temporary closure of all major water crossings.
This past fall, a leak in the Keystone XL Pipeline in the United States’ Gulf Coast state of Texas was blamed on a pipeline break.
After that, the Keystone Pipeline’s route was altered and the route was extended south to Oklahoma City.
After the pipeline rupture in October, the Army Corps of Engineers granted a permit for the construction of two new oil and gas pipelines, the Texas East Coast Pipeline and the East Texas Intermediate Pipeline, that will transport oil and natural gas from the Bakkan oil fields to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
The construction of these pipelines will likely continue until 2035, when the Keystone is expected to be finished and the oil and shale gas will be processed and shipped to American consumers.
Meanwhile, in 2017, the Department of Interior and the Department Of Homeland Security approved a $2.9 billion deal to construct a new pipeline from the Keystone to the Gulf of Mexico.
However, the project will likely be completed by the year 2020, when it is expected that the new pipeline will be operational and will be ready to move oil and chemicals from the Gulf to American refineries.
This pipeline will not be a permanent solution to the energy crisis in the U.S., and the Trump administration has already made it clear that it will not provide any funding for the project.
Meanwhile a new $4 billion pipeline project in Pennsylvania has been stalled in Congress because of opposition from environmentalists, environmental groups, and a coalition of oil and chemical companies.
The project was expected to carry oil from the UMW Chemical plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to a terminal at the Port of Philadelphia.
However environmentalists and members of Congress have raised concerns that the pipeline will damage the environment and pollute the Chesapeake Bay.
This project will also not be built in the Gulf.
However the Trump Administration has indicated that it is prepared to allow the Keystone project to go forward, at least temporarily.
This is despite concerns expressed by environmental groups and the company that is building the pipeline.
While the pipeline project has not been able to proceed as planned due to opposition from environmental groups including the American Petroleum Institute, environmental experts, and many states, the Trump and Keystone administrations are still committed to the pipeline, and it appears that they will move forward.
Environmentalists are worried about the safety of the new pipelines that the Trump team is planning to build.
In February 2018, the American Council for Environmental Quality issued a report on the Keystone Project.
The report stated that “significant safety risks” exist in the pipeline due to “unanticipated corrosion, leakage, leaks, fires, explosions, oil spills, and pipeline fires.”
The report also said that the project poses a significant threat to “public health, the environment, the economy, and public safety.”
In October 2018, Trump announced that the Keystone pipeline project would be expedited, with the Keystone being built in 2020.
However in a tweet on March 16, 2019, Trump said, “I have agreed to expedite the construction process for Keystone XL so we can get this pipeline built in 2021.
We must build the Keystone.”
In May 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that would expedite Keystone XL construction.
However that executive order has not yet been implemented.
In September 2018, President Donald Trump ordered the Department and State Departments to begin the construction and operation of the KeystoneXL pipeline project.
However there are still environmental concerns about the pipeline that remain.
The Pipeline Safety Trust has noted that “the pipeline is not safe, nor is it safe for American consumers.”
In July 2019, a Federal Appeals Court rejected a lawsuit filed by the environmental group Earthjustice on behalf of the tribe of the Oglala Lakota people who live near the construction site.
In January 2018, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said, in a meeting with members of the Energy and Water Committee, that the proposed pipeline would be built “at a cost that is affordable to the American taxpayer