Clara Nevins
Feb 8, 2017

President Trump's first environmental action

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Today the president green lighted the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline will run through the Standing Rock tribe's water supply...the land will become inhabitable. This angers me because activists worked for months in order to stop the construction of the pipeline--and we thought we had won the fight. I worry that this will be the first of many actions that the president will take against the environment, and in favor of oil and business.

Rachna Shah
Feb 8, 2017

I completely agree with you. After months of protests, the pipeline construction was finally ordered to be halted. Suddenly, Trump reverses this - as though these efforts were all in vain. He's not listening to the voices of millions of people. Trump recently tweeted out that he doesn't view this policy as "controversial", further reinforcing that message.

Carolina Ranfagni
Apr 22, 2017

I´m not from the US and even I have an idea of the consequences that the pipeline will have. It is very sad to see that even though people protested and environmental consequences are clear, the pipelines will be constructed.

Rachna Shah
Apr 23, 2017

It further angers me that this doesn't even go along with his business-oriented 'America First' policy. Despite the memorandum published by the White House stating the steel companies should only be using American Steel, it doesn't force them to do so, and it isn't likely that the pipeline will be built with American steel. It surprises and saddens me that the debate about this project has quieted.

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