Keystone XL pipeline will not use U.S. steel despite Trump's vow

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  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Well, almost all of the pipeline itself has already been manufactured, shipped, and staged at the construction sites for well over a year now, so everyone should have known he was full of **** from that alone....
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Agreed. And it makes sense. However - his positioning was deceptive. And his base ate it up as gospel.
     
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    As did most of the supposed adversarial media, "presidential" ya know....
     
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    Did he even say it would? The memorandum he signed back in January was about new or retrofitted pipelines.
     
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    The implication was there.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/...edge-no-requirement-for-u-s-steel-in-keystone

    During a Feb. 23 meeting with manufacturing CEOs at the White House, Trump told U.S. Steel Corp chief executive Mario Longhi that “the pipe is coming from the U.S.” for the Keystone project, as well as Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Dakota Access pipeline.

    “We put you heavy into the pipeline business because we approved, as you know, the Keystone Pipeline and Dakota,” Trump told Longhi. “But they have to buy -- meaning, steel, so I’ll say U.S. Steel -- but steel made in this country and pipelines made in this country.”

    During a Feb. 16 press conference, the president said that in exchange for using “the powers of government to make that pipeline happen” the administration “want them to use American steel.”
     
  7. zin macrumors 6502

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    Went back and watched that exchange. Yes, this is fair criticism. He was definitely specifically referring to this project when he said that to the business executive.

    I wouldn't have expected the order to apply to existing steel, as that doesn't make sense, but his public comments on it are misleading.
     
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    I understand why it makes no sense (also - isn't there only about 1.5 miles left of the pipeline anyway?) to not use US Steel on this project. I just took this as another way Trump makes it look like he's just "won" something for the American people prematurely. Misleading. Not that going forward, he would keep to his word. But he would have know this in advance and instead of "shooting straight" to avoid any negative backlash - he should have excluded the XL. My .02
     
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    At least it will create some construction jobs.
     
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    Not surprised considering this is a man who campaigned and was championed for being for the working man/woman, only to turn around and fill his cabinet with 1%ers.
     
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    https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/221186.pdf

    Very temporary jobs, then just 35 full time jobs and 15 temporary contractors.

    Meanwhile, TransCanada (and their bought GOP assets) lied their asses off claiming that the pipeline would provide 20,000 (GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson) to 45,000 full time well paying jobs in a multi-year corporate propaganda campaign including full page ads in Newsweek.
     
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    One would think the base would revolt, protest, set trashcans on fire.

    But no, Trump support greater than ever.
     

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