As the Trump administration moves forward on all this, the key battlefield will undoubtedly be the building and maintaining of energy infrastructure ― the pipelines and railroads carrying oil, gas, and coal from the American interior to processing and export facilities on the coasts. Because so many of the country’s large cities and population centers are on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, or the Gulf of Mexico, and because the country has long depended on imports for much of its petroleum supply, a surprising share of existing energy infrastructure ― refineries, LNG facilities, pumping stations, and the like ― is already located along those same coasts. Yet much of the energy supply Trump seeks to exploit ― the shale fields of Texas and North Dakota, the coal fields of Nebraska ― is located in the interior of the country. For his strategy to succeed, such resource zones must be connected far more effectively to coastal facilities via a mammoth web of new pipelines and other transport infrastructure. All of this will cost vast sums of money and lead to intense clashes with environmentalists, Native peoples, farmers, ranchers, and others whose lands and way of life will be severely degraded when that kind of construction takes place, and who can be expected to resist.
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