On Sunday, the White House and Democrats agreed to sink Trump President Barack Obama’s Keystone Pipeline.
The agreement to sink the pipeline was reached Sunday night after Trump asked for a vote of his cabinet, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
The deal, which Trump announced on Twitter, also includes Trump’s approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Dakota Pipeline and Trunk Light project.
Trump also called the deal a “victory” for “the people of North Dakota.”
On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to expedite construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Keystone XL is the largest pipeline in the world, but it will be the first to carry oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast.
The project has been delayed by legal challenges, but is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The pipeline has been opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmental groups.
The tribes claim the pipeline would damage drinking water and the drinking water of millions of people.
On Sunday, Standing Rock leader Dave Archambault II called the pipeline “a big green elephant.”
Archambaults supporters, including former President Joe Biden, had argued the pipeline is necessary to move the country forward.