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News Friday, Mar 24 2017

Another Betrayal: Trump Not Requiring Keystone to Use American Steel

Mar 24, 2017

“Donald Trump’s lies keeping piling up.  The simple fact is he didn’t require Keystone to use to American steel, just like he didn’t use American steel to build his own hotels, and just like he isn’t requiring future projects to use American steel either,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.

Watch Trump’s Keystone Pipeline Executive Order Lie: “The Pipe Has To Be Made In The United States Of America If We’re Going To Have Pipelines.” “

Within a few days of taking the oath of office, I’ve taken steps to begin the construction of Keystone and the Dakota Access pipeline.  Anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 jobs. And very importantly, as I was about to sign it, I said, ‘Who makes the pipe? Who makes the pipe?’ Something this audience understands very well, right? Simple question. The lawyers put this very complex document in front. I said, ‘Who makes the pipe?’ They said, ‘Sir, it can be made anywhere.’ I said, ‘Not anymore.’ So I put a little clause in the bottom. The pipe has to be made in the United States of America if we’re going to have pipelines.” [Donald Trump, Rally, Melbourne, FL, 2/18/17]

LA Times: Trump won’t require Keystone XL pipeline to use American steel after all
The requirement to use domestic steel posed a potential conflict between the administration’s populist agenda and it’s pro-business stance. Apparently, business won. Friday, a White House spokeswoman said Keystone would be exempt from the buy-America requirement because the pipeline was already partially underway.

CNN: Despite Trump promises, Keystone pipeline won’t have to use American steel
But it’s not clear that Trump’s executive order could require the use of American-made steel on any pipeline. The order calls for the Secretary of Commerce to draft “Buy American” rules for pipeline construction “to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law.”

Fox: Keystone pipeline won’t use US steel despite Trump pledge
The Keystone XL oil pipeline won’t use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says.

USA Today: Keystone XL pipeline will not use U.S. steel despite Trump’s vow

The Keystone XL oil pipeline will not use American-produced steel during its construction despite President Donald Trump’s insistence after signing the controversial directives back in January and referencing the move in his address to Congress, the White House confirmed on Friday.

Published: Mar 24, 2017

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