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Despite Trump promises, Keystone pipeline won't have to use American steel


According to the White House, "The Keystone XL Pipeline is now in the process of being constructed, so it does not count as a new, retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipeline". I respectfully urge you to clarify that this pipeline will be subject to your recent executive order requiring infrastructure projects to use American steel.

He signed one that suggested he would soon approve Keystone XL, after years of delay and rejection by the former Obama administration.

It has been speculated that the lawsuit was suspended rather that dropped to ensure that TransCanada was not required to use USA steel despite Trump's public statements that it would be. That news brought derision from people who oppose the president and the pipeline in the USA - accusing him of double-speak.

The Keystone XL oil pipeline will not use American-produced steel for its construction, despite President Donald Trump's insistence that it would.

The office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it welcomes the allowance of non-U.S. steel, calling it a "recognition that the integrated Canadian and US steel industries are mutually beneficial".


"We will continue to work with the United States as they examine the steel industry", said spokesman Olivier Duchesneau.

"This project will support US energy security, create thousands of well-paying U.S.jobs and provide substantial economic benefits", the company said in the statement.

Duchesneau said Canada has always supported Keystone because it will create "thousands of well-paying, middle-class jobs for Canadians and Americans" while helping North America become more energy secure.

However, the White House spokeswoman told Politico the order does not apply to the Keystone pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corp.

The memorandum is explicitly devoted to "the construction of American Pipelines".

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