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The president plans to sign executive actions today advancing the two oil pipelines, according to Bloomberg sources. Both had been stymied by the Obama administration — Keystone was rejected in 2015, while Dakota was blocked in December of last year.
What to watch: This revives pipelines as a massive political player for the environmental movement. With Dakota and Keystone both available to build, expect to see organizing on a new scale to block the efforts.
Instant reaction: Nebraska environmentalist Jane Kleeb, who organized opposition to Keystone XL: "We knew this would be coming. We stand and fight...."