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Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline Memo: What We Know Right Now

The White House didn’t release the text of the executive order at first.
Source: Evan Vucci / AP

Updated on January 24 at 2:45 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum ordering the Secretary of the Army to expedite approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,100-mile pipeline linking the North Dakota oil fields to a river terminal in Illinois. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied final approval to the project late last year, after months of protests from the local Standing Rock

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