According to comments made by the White House this week published by Politico, the Trump White House is exempting the Keystone XL pipeline from its requirements to use American steel for seemingly no good reason at all.
"The way that executive order is written ... it's specific to new pipelines or those that are being repaired". She added that since "the steel is already literally sitting there, it would be hard to go back". I guess American steel mills will benefit from Trump's executive orders as much as coal workers will.
"I think it's a critically important component of President Trump's platform, and hopefully he will stick to the fact that this pipeline needs to be build with American steel", said Tester.
"This took place while I was getting ready to sign", he told the CPAC conference last week.
TransCanada said Friday half of the pipe will come from the Arkansas plant of India-based steelmaker, Welspun.
"We certainly did talk about the Keystone issue and we got indications that people are aware of the impact of Buy American", Notley said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV's Question Period, to air Sunday morning.
It has been speculated that the lawsuit was suspended rather that dropped to ensure that TransCanada was not required to use USA steel despite Trump's public statements that it would be. "If they want a pipeline in the United States, they're going to use pipe that's made in the United States, do we agree?" TransCanada resubmitted its application in late January.
The memorandum is explicitly devoted to "the construction of American Pipelines".
Another 10% will come from a Welspun plant in India, the rest will be imported from Canada and Italy.