Trump Says Would Approve Keystone XL Pipeline If Elected

Reuters

BISMARCK, ND, May 26 (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal if elected, reversing a decision by the administration of President Barack Obama to block it over environmental concerns.

"I would absolutely approve it, 100 percent, but I would want a better deal," Trump told reporters at a press conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he was scheduled to give a speech to an oil conference on the energy policies he would pursue if elected to the White House.

Trump added that he would seek to reduce regulation on the energy industry to make drillers and coal companies more competitive. "You've got to get rid of some of the regulations," he said.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

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Brian Sweeney | May. 27, 2016
To be clearer, Trump is a businessman. He says what he thinks and then tries to make it happen. As far as non-fossil fuel energy, it's a dream at this time and our country as a whole is suffering due to extreme regulation. Just remember everyone, when you fill up your gas tank and turn on your lights and turn up your thermostat ... the Fuel Fairy didn't bring it. It's time for everyone to put their big boy pants on and get back to work.

Rob S | May. 27, 2016
To be clear, Trump says whatever he thinks the audience he is addressing wants to hear. Energy people are taking Hillary to task over conflicting statements, yet fail to look closely at (Trump).


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