A Look At Trump's Other Executive Orders Meant To Fix The "Incredibly Cumbersome, Horrible" Manufacturing Process

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It was a busy second day for President Donald Trump when in blitz of executive actions, in addition to the previously signed orders to expedite environmental review and approval of high-priority infrastructure projects meant to accelerate the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and to decree that any pipelines intended for the United States should be built in the country, he also signed three more longer-term and sweeping directives requiring American-made steel and changing the process of approving and regulating future pipeline and infrastructure projects.

"Sometimes it takes many, many years and we don’t want that to happen. If it's a 'no,' we'll get a quick 'no.' If it's a 'yes,' it's like, let's start building," Trump said in an Oval Office signing ceremony that has already become a trademark of his short presidency.

In reversing the Obama administration policy to disapprove the Keystone pipeline, Trump emphasized that the construction isn't a done deal. "It's something that subject to a renegotiation of terms by us," he said. "We'll see if we can get the pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs."

Environmental groups reacted quickly and vociferously, promising legal action and White House protests. "President Trump wil live to regret his actions this morning," said Michael Brune of the Sierra Club, promising "a wall of resistance the likes of which he never imagined."

In total, Trump signed four presidential memoranda and one executive order.

  • A memorandum expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska. In unusual language referring to a specific private company in a presidential directive, Trump invited pipeline company, Transcanada, "to promptly resubmit its application." He also ordered the secretary of State to make a decision within 60 days, fast-tracking existing procedural requirements.
  • A memorandum directing the secretary of the Army to "review and approve in an expedited manner" the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois that has been the subject of heated protests by American Indian groups and environmentalists. Because the pipeline crosses waterways, it needs approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Trump once owned stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, although his campaign said he sold off all individual stock holdings last August. Trump has not yet filed a financial disclosure report to confirm the sale.
  • A memorandum requiring the secretary of Commerce to come up with a plan to mandate American-made steel for all new, expanded or retrofitted pipelines in the United States. The plan is due in six months. "Going to put a lot of workers, a lot of steelworkers, back to work," Trump said.
  • A memorandum to all federal agencies to review manufacturing regulations. The secretary of Commerce is required to seek input from the public on how to streamline those rules for 60 days, with a report to Trump containing proposals 60 days after that.
  • An executive order fast-tracking approval for "high-priority infrastructure projects." Under Trump's order, any governor or Cabinet secretary can ask for a project to be designated as high-priority. If the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality approves, the project will go to the front of the line for any agency required to review and approve the project.

"This is the expediting of environmental reviews and approvals for high-priority infrastructure projects," Trump said. "We can’t be in an environmental process for 15 years if a bridge is falling down."



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Site's picture

A thumb nail from my life over this particular ignorance, a major highway that was under construction in the Dallas area about 20 years ago was put on hold, probably close to 2,000 people lost very good paying jobs due to this hold. This holdup on the construction lasted around 4 years because of 7, yes that is right 7 fucking shit birds had a nest in the area of the next phase of this work, this is liberal lunacy

balolalo's picture

1.   TRUMPISM = fuck birds

2.   prove your claim


Save_America1st's picture

"a wall of resistance the likes of which he never imagined."


gosh....I thought the libtards were all against building walls.   

I guess it's only when it fits their narrow-minded wack-job agenda

chumbawamba's picture

I spent some time on your site.  Your articles are trite, boring, and poorly written.  Also, nothing is attributed, which is annoying.  You only get a pass here because your political slant seems to align with the army of jabbering mutants that have cropped up here in the past couple years.

I am Chumbawamba.

mofreedom's picture

Bridges and Walls make for better neighbors.

44_shooter's picture

8 years and nothing - crickets.

2 days and your panties are all in a bunch?

ToSoft4Truth's picture

And people complained about me dumping oil. 

Croesus's picture

He's out for blood...I mean, look at that face: THAT is the look of a man who gets shit done. Exactly the kind of people I like to hire...

So glad I voted Trump...eat your hearts out, Cankles Crybabies!

SWRichmond's picture

Yes...In your face, I am doing it.

Cman5000's picture

I think Trump is a tactician he's 3 steps ahead of these Snow Flake Brown Shirts. 

Croesus's picture

@ Cman5k:

'Tactician' is an excellent word to describe President Trump...

He reminds me a lot of Stonewall Jackson; odds against him, heavily outnumbered, under-equipped...and he still kicked ass, just because he could out-think, and out-maneuver the enemy.

Brown-shirts? The Snowflake Brigades are Reds...exactly what the SA of the NSDAP was fighting against; I think 'Commies' fits them better, but that's just me.

CheapBastard's picture

He's a Monster businessman who Gets It Done!

Sleeps less then 3 hours a night, works 24/7 to create jobs, fight terrorism, heal the Soweto-inner city rot, and still has time for his kids and family.

The guy is amazing!

Go Trump!

I can hardly wait until he abolishes the penalites for binBamaCare Unaffodable insurance. I know alot of people who are stuck with that and fewer and fewer docs are taking it. As far as I know not even the famous MDAnderson Cancer Hospital accepts it.

i also look forward to him rooting out the terrorists in the media and the riot-organizers.

ZeroSense's picture

Its not over until the fat lady (or americans) sing

Peak Finance's picture

This is not an outlandish claim, it happens ALL OF THE FUCKING TIME

Penn & Teller did an entire esisode of "bullshit" on this.

If you really want some giggles, google "ESA Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-Up" 

shovelhead's picture

balolalo = shitbird.

You prove my claim with every post.

Stas's picture

Balolalo-It is called the Migratory Bird Treaty Act  https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/policies-and-regulations/MBTAListofBirdsFinalRule.pdf

I sat in an engineering seminar last year and listened to a speaker from the Fish and Wildlife Service tell us that construction stops when there is a covered bird OR a bird's nest with eggs in the project path.

VladLenin's picture

Are you fucking retarded?

Friedrich not Salma's picture

Someone asked for links about the 7 birds. This isn't the exact case, but similar nonetheless:


" In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird)..."

U4 eee aaa's picture

As the bird gobbles down the salamander

Falling Down's picture

He's done more in two work days for the economy than Choom Boy did in 8 years.

1stepcloser's picture

He did more in 2 days as president elect than 8 years of the organizer 

puggy1999's picture


America's Ex, and I mean REALLY REALLY REALLY EX-President Obamamama just organized 200, truly desperate unorganized South Chicago residents. He organized this sloth-like rotund group of destitute unorganized citizens into a speed-of-dark band of dirt poor organized residents. The man is gifted. Is there no miracle beyond his reach? Obey The Pug!

groaner's picture
groaner (not verified) Falling Down Jan 24, 2017 5:17 PM

All the agencies that want to stop him are based on the Total lie of Globull Warming..  Lets build 1000.s of Windturbines that produce barely any energy and have to be subsized by the government and electric companies which makes our bills go way up and in the doing they kill 100,000.s of birds.. Take that Sierra Club.

I hate lies. The entire system is based on lies.

paint it red call it hell's picture

You omitted the proper adjectives, 'two productive work days' and '8 destructive years'.

ultraticum's picture

High priority infrastructure project:  END THE FED!

Peak Finance's picture

Dismantel the Fed Brick by Brick by Hand then Salt the earth

That should create a bunch of jobs 

CheapBastard's picture

Dismantle the fed brick by brick ... and make Mexico pay for it!

BabaLooey's picture

Ever see Soetero hold up is E.O.'s?

Trump's proud of what he is doing, and is TRANSPARENT about it.

Soetero signed his shit in secret, and we'd find out later about it.

Talk about a contrast.

XqWretch's picture

And then Obamba would tell us he heard about it in the news, much like us "folks"

small towel's picture

I love this President.

Croesus's picture

Go President Trump!

yogibear's picture

Trump has a chainsaw cutting down the forest of regulations. Like Paul Bunyan.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

I guess we work building the pipeline or the wall.  Where's the personnel office for the pipeline project? 

J Jason Djfmam's picture

If we could only build a wall with a pipeline in it...

Zen Xenu's picture

Loving the swift action being taken by Trump.

Whirlwind of sensible activities.

truthalwayswinsout's picture

Trump needs to do something positive to create a new economic dynamic. Fixing things that should not have been done get to carry you only so far.

If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by February 22, 2017, the White House will review it and respond! You can view and sign the petition here:


Here's some more information about this petition:


We are broke, we have more debts and more problems than anyone in a lifetime can fix. Yet, we have assets and talent the likes of which the world has never seen. It is time to unleash that talent.

If we Take NASA Public we can raise from $600 Billion to $800 billion in capital to be used by NASA as venture capital to fund hundreds of new companies and ventures to commercialize space.

This will create 2-3 million primary jobs, with 10-12 million secondary jobs, pay off the National Debt from the 20% equity that the government keeps in NASA and the equity it keeps in the new companies, and most importantly it will save the environment.

Such an endeavor would set America on the course to be an economic powerhouse.

Cost of implementation is negligible.


1stepcloser's picture

Lets start with ending the Fed...then get to NASA at #39 to eliminate

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Start an online petition asking Trump to acknowledge and address your issue.


It's funny to think what Ron Paul spent a career trying to do, Trump could get done by tomorrow - or even today if Trump works past 5:00. 

Sweet Chicken's picture

Want Trump to do something positive and create an economic dynamic? How about abolish the IRS and end the FED? 

Lumberjack's picture

Donald isn't fucking around. He meant business and showing his stuff 2 days into it! I can't wait to see day 90 and the smoldering ruins of "The Swamp".

mtanimal's picture

Headline: Sierra Club supports building wall.

Invinciblehandaxe's picture

lets get them libtards real jobs too.
hanging out at caffees doing jackshit all days is for bolseviks in brussels

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Amazing to watch this. I'm wondering what Ross Perot thinks being vehemently against NAFTA and not taken seriously warning of its effects. Bet he has a shitfaced grin.