Sen. Bernie Sanders an independent from Vermont heavily criticized President Trump on Tuesday after he signed executive orders to complete the construction of the Keystone XL and North Dakota pipelines. The controversial orders to advance the pipelines has ignited a firestorm of outrage from Democrats, environmental activists, and celebrities who have been vehemently opposed to these projects. Late last year major protests broke out in North Dakota when Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline attempted to build the pipeline on sacred native American land.

Last December, thanks to the protests, Former President Obama was forced to order the Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit to complete the construction of the pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. It was a huge victory for Native American tribes such as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of protesters who flocked to physically block access to the sacred land due to fears of water supply contamination.

President Trump keeps his promise

President Trump kept his promise he made during his campaign to continue allowing the building of pipelines such as the Keystone XL pipeline which would carry oil from Canada's tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The project was denied in 2015 by Former President Obama in 2015.

President Trump has also vowed to pass deregulations against laws which are meant to preserve clean air and water. Tuesday he met with the heads of Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors touting his executive orders on the pipelines saying that it would create "lots of jobs". He then ridiculously professed to be an environmentalist while contradicting himself in the same sentence by saying environmentalism is out of control!

During his campaign last year he foolishly ridiculed climate change as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese government to impede American economic growth. On Monday, President Trump's administration reportedly sent out a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend all grants and contracts. This could potentially hurt environmental studies and cleanups which are funded with billions each year.

Bernie vows to fight pipeline decision

In a statement Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said,"Today President Trump ignored the voices of millions and put the short term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the future of our planet." He went on to say, "millions of people came together around this country to stop the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines and say we must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to renewable energy." Sen. Sanders proclaimed that he would do everything he can to stop the pipelines from being built while protecting our planet for future generations. Sen. Sanders has made it loud and clear that climate change is real and that man made actions have been the cause of devastating consequences as a result of our dependency on fossil fuels.

Sen. Sanders even mentioned the latest example where 200,000 liters of oil leaked into and polluted the sacred land of the Saskatchewan First Nation tribe this past Friday. Finally, Bernie declared that he will not stand idly by while allowing oil companies to continue to lock us into using fossil fuels for years to come.

Others voice their displeasure

Others voiced their own displeasure of President Trump's decision to advance construction of the pipelines. Actress and activist Mia Farrow urged followers on twitter to protest the pipelines.

While Rep.

Barbara Lee a democrat from California, tweeted this inspiring and hopeful message:

Mark Ruffalo, Jane Fonda, Shailene Woodley, and Leonardo Dicaprio have all protested and been outspoken on environmental issues such as these controversial pipelines. Shailene Woodley was even arrested at Standing Rock late last year because of her tremendous courage and conviction to protest. Now hopefully millions more will be inspired to join the fight to make sure our precious land isn't polluted any further.

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