Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump's executive orders by Brandon Smith


Within Trump’s time in office, he has signed many new executive orders. One of these orders is the Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects. The purpose for this order is to invest in infrastructure, which will make America more competitive, create millions of jobs, and increase wages for American workers. According to one study, our power rigs waste the equivalent of 200 coal-fired power plants, water pipes leak trillions of gallons of water, and gridlocks on roads and railroads waste hundreds of billions annually.
President Trump has also signed a memorandum regarding the construction of Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline is a 1,100 mile crude oil pipeline that connects oil production in Canada, to refineries in the United States. The construction of this pipeline would create thousands of jobs for American workers and generate state and local tax revenues that can be invested in many schools, hospitals, and infrastructures.

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