Day 2 of Trump’s Executive Orders Would Restart Pipelines and Ease Environmental Regulations – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

President Trump may be observing “theme days” in making executive orders and signing presidential memoranda, and yesterday’s targeted the environment, ordering that the way be eased to restart the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.

Source: Day 2 of Trump’s Executive Orders Would Restart Pipelines and Ease Environmental Regulations – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

Trump says that part of his motivation in restarting these projects is the potential for creating jobs—specifically, on Keystone XL, a “lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs, great construction jobs.” Business Insider reports that Trump is inflating the numbers of jobs that would be created in these projects by a factor of seven, if we were to take the state department’s 2014 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the project as a credible source. That report estimates construction jobs associated with the pipeline at 3,900.

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