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Trump. Firmato l’ordine esecutivo per il Keystone XL.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-01-24.

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«President Donald Trump on Tuesday took steps to advance construction of two oil pipeline projects that have been fiercely disputed and were delayed under his predecessor»

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«The president said both executive actions were subject to terms and conditions to be negotiated by the United States.»

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«He also signed three additional executive orders to expedite environmental reviews for “high priority infrastructure projects,” streamline the permitting process for domestic manufacturing and to insist pipeline companies buy materials from U.S. companies.»

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«Trump has vowed to cancel Obama’s Climate Action Plan and has threatened to pull out of or defund the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark international accord aimed at reducing mankind’s impact on global warming»

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«The Keystone XL would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it would connect to an existing pipeline to bring the crude to Illinois»

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«Former President Barack Obama refused to approve the cross-border project, saying the environmental review was not adequate in light of its route through the Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska»

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Il Presidente Trump avrà tutti i difetti di questo mondo, ma sicuramente non è un perditempo.

In via del tutto approssimativa, sono almeno centocinquantamila nuovi posti di lavoro, senza contare l’indotto. E tutti nel comparto produtivo.

La passata Amministrazione aveva bloccato il progetto Keystone XL adducendo motivazioni ideologiche sulle turbe che avrebbe avuto, a parer suo, l’ecosistema. Cuore delicato, attentissimo a preservare le entrate dei liberals americani.

Ma forse il punto maggiormente qualificante sarebbe il seguente:

«Trump has vowed to cancel Obama’s Climate Action Plan and has threatened to pull out of or defund the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark international accord aimed at reducing mankind’s impact on global warming».

Fare abortire il Climate Action Plan e rigettare il Paris Climate Agreement sarebbero già un buon passo per fare uscire gli Stati Uniti da quel periodo di delirio paranoico che aveva attanagliato l’élite a suo tempo egemone.

Il buon senso sembrerebbe essere ritornato alla Casa Bianca.

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 Esultanza in Canada.

«Environmentalists oppose the project because it will encourage the development of Canada’s oil sands, a type of oil resource that requires more energy to tap than conventional reserves»

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«Backers of the project say it will reduce U.S. reliance on oil from the Middle East and allow the country to fulfill its energy needs from one of its closest allies»

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Altissimi gli strilli dei liberals democratici, che avevano investito i loro scarni gruzzoli sui settori energetici alternativi e godevano di robuste interessenze nelle importazioni di greggio dal Medio Oriente. Si stanno anche strappando i pochi capelli rimasti al solo pensare che stanno per svanire nel nulla i 13,500 miliardi di fondi pubblici che loro attendevano nel prossimo decennio per togliersi almeno un po’ di fame. Il Paris Climate Agreement è morto.

Del tutto patetico il commento di Mr Kerry, ex-Segretario di Stato:

«moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change».

Non ci siamo ancora capiti, Mr Kerry.

I ‘cambiamenti climatici‘ sono solo l’argomento di un delirio paranoico o, meglio, la foglia di fico che mascherava l’immane abbuffata dei liberals americani su montagne di soldi pubblici.

L’America non guiderà mai più la banda bassotti. E senza la guida degli Usa, anche i socialisti europei andranno alla fame. Sta a vedere che li vedremo sui gradini delle Chiese a chiedere l’elemosina. Con molto piacere, si potrebbe anche dire.


Cnbc. 2017-01-24. Trump signs executive orders to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took steps to advance construction of two oil pipeline projects that have been fiercely disputed and were delayed under his predecessor.

Trump signed executive orders that will make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final uncompleted portion of the Dakota Access pipeline.

The president said both executive actions were subject to terms and conditions to be negotiated by the United States. He also signed three additional executive orders to expedite environmental reviews for “high priority infrastructure projects,” streamline the permitting process for domestic manufacturing and to insist pipeline companies buy materials from U.S. companies.

Shares of Energy Transfer Partners were up about 4 percent, while TransCanada’s stock rose more than 3.5 percent after the president signed the orders.

Trump has vowed to cancel Obama’s Climate Action Plan and has threatened to pull out of or defund the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark international accord aimed at reducing mankind’s impact on global warming.

The Keystone XL would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it would connect to an existing pipeline to bring the crude to Illinois. Former President Barack Obama refused to approve the cross-border project, saying the environmental review was not adequate in light of its route through the Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska.

Environmentalists oppose the project because it will encourage the development of Canada’s oil sands, a type of oil resource that requires more energy to tap than conventional reserves. Backers of the project say it will reduce U.S. reliance on oil from the Middle East and allow the country to fulfill its energy needs from one of its closest allies.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry denied TransCanada a presidential permit in November 2015, saying the Keystone XL would not have a major impact on America’s energy security, lower gas prices or contribute meaningfully to the economy. At the same time, the pipeline could impact local communities, water supplies and cultural heritage sites, and would facilitate the import into the United States of “a particularly dirty source of fuel,” Kerry concluded.

“The critical factor in my determination was this: moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change,” Kerry wrote.

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Obama also backed a delay to completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would bring oil from North Dakota to Illinois.

In December, the Army Corps of Engineers said it would deny Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners the easement it needs to complete the final stretch of the $3.7 billion pipeline. Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, said the best path forward was to explore alternative routes for the pipeline, something Energy Transfer Partners says it will not do.

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from around the country, have fought the pipeline project on the grounds that it crosses beneath a lake that provides drinking water to Native Americans. They say the route beneath Lake Oahe puts the water source in jeopardy and would destroy sacred land.

Tribe members and protesters have been camped out for months in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, in opposition to the pipeline.

Proponents of the pipeline projects say they will create jobs. The projects would employ a significant number of temporary construction workers during the building phase, but pipelines generally do not require much labor to operate in the long term.

Legal challenges ahead

Both projects could still face challenges, according to Bruce Huber, an associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in environmental, natural resources and energy law.

The Keystone XL pipeline requires state approval, and Nebraska landowners fought a yearslong legal battle with TransCanada over the project. The company withdrew its application with the state’s Public Service Commission in November 2015 after the State Department decision.

Nebraska activists are likely to renew their protests, Huber said.

Trump has less room to maneuver when it comes to the Dakota Access pipeline, he added. The executive order “directs agencies to expedite reviews and approvals for the remaining portions of this pipeline,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified during Tuesday’s news briefing.

Should the Army Corps of Engineers’ current environmental review pave the way for a new route, that plan will likely to face a lawsuit, Huber said.

“Any time you make an environmental analysis there’s always room for a lawsuit on whether the review was complete enough,” he said.

“If he truncates the process or speeds up the process, it just means that lawsuit will happen faster.”

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