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“… all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law” ” (Trump Memo’s loopholes benefit Evraz, a Russian company with ties to Putin and apparently to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.)
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As discussed yesterday, and previously, the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines will be using pipe from Evraz – partially controlled by Putin friend-kingmaker, Roman Abramovich, along with other Russian oligarchs, including others close to Putin. Plus daughter Ivanka is apparently friends with Abramovich’s wife – they are the same age. Pipes are also Made in India. We don’t know yet about the Bayou Bridge pipeline: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/whitehouse-now-says-keystone-xl-builders-can-use-steel-made-by-russian-company-and-made-in-india/ Remember that impeachment simply means putting Trump on trial for high crimes and misdemeaners. If he were innocent he would have nothing to fear, but wasted time, which he’s doing and causing anyway. Trump proved his real intent with his majority scum-bag appointees. He had his chance.
The Construction of American Pipelines Memo is nothing but a misleading piece clearly meant for photo-op purposes to pull the wool over the eyes of the sheep, and amply illustrating the Trump Administration’s “Art of the Con”. Trump’s real motto: “Make Russia Great Again”; “Make India Great” and “Make America into a Polluted Third World Country”.
“The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 24, 2017
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
SUBJECT: Construction of American Pipelines
The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with all relevant executive departments and agencies, shall develop a plan under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law. The Secretary shall submit the plan to the President within 180 days of the date of this memorandum.
“Produced in the United States” shall mean:
(i) With regard to iron or steel products, that all manufacturing processes for such iron or steel products, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred in the United States.
(ii) Steel or iron material or products manufactured abroad from semi-finished steel or iron from the United States are not “produced in the United States” for purposes of this memorandum.
(iii) Steel or iron material or products manufactured in the United States from semi-finished steel or iron of foreign origin are not “produced in the United States” for purposes of this memorandum.
The Secretary of Commerce is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
DONALD J. TRUMP”