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    People's Hearing FERC Abuses - Private Property Taken for Corporate Gain

    Very interesting and varied testimonies from those affected by PIPELINES and their lack of recourse with a federal agency, Federal Energy Regulation Commission, that acts for profiteers only instead of considering the land owners. All the stories are heartfelt, timely, involve health concerns, economic losses. The man at 14:30 has an older story but pertinent today.

    Worth noting what it is like to live, own land, near a pipeline knowing the billionaires will make more $$$$ at your expense - no sense of fairness, from greedy, reckless industries. Most of this pipeline, eminent domain, habitat destruction is for EXPORT, not for our energy use - but for corporate profits. We can develop clean renewable energy for us with plenty of jobs and no toxicity. That would be way better than this pipeline danger/destruction crap.

    People's Hearing FERC Abuses - Private Property Taken for Corporate Gain

    Published on Dec 30, 2016
    The safety and livelihoods of property owners who finds themselves in the path of pipelines are not a priority with either the industry or the federal agency that approves projects. People from around the country discussed the impacts of pipeline projects on their lives at the People's Hearing on FERC Abuses on December 2.

    People's Hearing FERC Abuses - Bias and Abuse in the Process

    Delaware Riverkeeper

    Published on Dec 26, 2016
    FERC's review process shows bias in favor of the pipeline industry. That was the message from a group of citizens who testified at the People's Hearing on FERC Abuses on December 2. The panelists also say property owners have no defense against projects that ruin their land and do not properly compensate them for their losses.

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    Trump Gives Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

    January 24, 201710:33 AM ET

    Brian Naylor

    President Trump speaks before signing documents in the Oval Office related to the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines on Tuesday.

    Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

    President Trump on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for construction of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access.
    As he signed the paperwork in an Oval Office photo op, Trump said his administration is "going to renegotiate some of the terms" of the Keystone project, which would carry crude oil from the tar sands of western Canada and connect to an existing pipeline to the Gulf Coast.
    Read The Presidential Memorandums

    Dakota Access Pipeline
    Keystone XL Pipeline
    Construction of American Pipelines

    The pipelines had been stopped during the Obama administration. The State Department rejected a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, and President Obama ordered work halted on the Dakota pipeline after Native American groups and other activists protested its route near culturally sensitive sites in North Dakota.
    Trump said the Keystone XL pipeline will mean "a lot of jobs, 28,000 construction jobs, great construction jobs."
    Proposed And Existing TransCanada Pipelines

    Source: TransCanada
    Credit: Stephanie d'Otreppe and Alyson Hurt / NPR

    He also signed a decree that the pipelines will be built with American steel, "like we used to in the old days," and two others: one that he said will streamline "the incredibly cumbersome, long, horrible permitting process and reducing regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturing," and another he says will expedite environmental reviews and approvals "for high-priority infrastructure projects."
    "We can't be in an environmental process for 15 years if a bridge is going to be falling down or if a highway is crumbling," Trump said.
    The Two-Way

    Trump's Move On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Outrages Activists

    The president's actions quickly reignited the debate over the pipelines; supporters say the pipelines will lead to lower energy costs and create jobs, while environmentalists argue they will lead to the release of more climate-warming carbon into the atmosphere.
    The reaction from lawmakers was swift. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Trump's actions to advance the pipelines will "put the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the future of our planet."

    Donald Trump Has Plans To Hit The Ground Running. Here's What He Wants To Do

    But North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Trump's actions "are a needed step" toward the goal of an all-of-the-above North American energy strategy.
    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which protested the Dakota Access pipeline, said it will take legal action to fight Trump's decision, saying the pipeline "risks contaminating tribal and American water supplies while disregarding treaty rights."
    In remarks to automakers on Tuesday morning, Trump proclaimed himself an environmentalist, but added, "It's out of control, and we're going to make a very short process, and we're going to either give you your permits or we're not going to give you your permits, but you're going to know very quickly."

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