04 Mar '17, 7pm

Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin Used in Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

At his Feb. 16 press conference , President Trump discussed his executive orders calling for U.S. federal agencies to grant TransCanada and Energy Transfer Partners the permits needed to build the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects. Trump also cited a different executive order signed that same day, highlighting the "Buy American measures" which he said were "in place to require American steel for American pipelines ." But like Keystone XL , as DeSmog previously reported , much of the steel for the Dakota Access project appears to have been manufactured in Canada by Evraz North America , a subsidiary of the Russian steel giant Evraz . Evraz is owned in part by Roman Abramovich , a Russian multi-billionaire credited for bringing Russian President Vladimir Putin into office in the late 1990s. DeSmog's finding comes on the heels of Trump's former National Security...

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