February 9, 2017
By Jeannine M. Pitas
National Catholic Reporter
Dubuque, Iowa – In one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president, he signed executive orders expressing support for two controversial pipelines: the Keystone XL transnational pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The latter project has seen thousands of people in the past year gather in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota in a sustained, mostly nonviolent resistance to the pipeline.