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Trump Criticized for Allowing Progress of Controversial Pipelines

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US Congress members, ecologist organizations and indigenous groups criticized that the country's new president, Donald Trump, authorized to resume the projects of the controversial pipelines Dakota Access (DAPL) and Keystone XL.

Shortly after the president signed executive orders about carrying out those works, the independent Senator for Vermont, Bernie Sanders, said that with this measure, the head of State ignored the voices of millions of people.

Using his Twitter account, the legislator posted that Trump put short-term profits of the hydrocarbon industry first than the planet's future.

We cannot afford building new pipes that lead us to burn more fossil fuels. I will do as much as possible to stop Keystone XL and DAPL, he wrote in another twit.

Sanders also issued a communique in which he recalled that millions of people held meetings throughout the country to stop both pipelines and called to keep the system away from fossil fuels and closer to renewable-energy sources.

Democratic representative for Illinois Luis Gonzalez posted on Twitter that Keystone XL and DAPL were corporate attacks to the environment, water, public health and communities, without any lasting benefit to the economy.

To Anna Galland, director of the organization MoveOn.org Civic Action, is clear that the four years of Trump's presidency will be about satisfaction of corporate interests.

According to the head of the group devoted to promote public policies, the president would listen to those interests, instead of putting US families and communities first.

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