In a move that should surprise no one but outrage everyone (who isn't getting rich off it), President Donald Trump signed executive orders revisiting both the Keystone XL Pipeline, which President Obama rejected in 2015, and the Dakota Access Pipeline, the construction of which the Army Corps of Engineers halted last month.

The orders allow the White House to renegotiate the pipelines, a move that spells certain symbolic death for the environmental activists who opposed the Keystone Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe whose water would likely be poisoned by the Dakota Access Pipeline. Trump claimed to reporters that the pipelines would bring "a lot of jobs...great construction jobs," though previous studies have shown the Keystone Pipeline project wouldn't have a major impact on job creation. Obama's rejection of the latter was the first time a first world leader turned down a project because of its effect on climate change, though researchers have claimed its environmental impact would be minimal. Republicans and oil industry lobbyists loudly criticized Obama's rejection of the pipeline.

The Dakota Access Pipeline, meanwhile, has been the subject of a nine-month protest, as a section of the mostly-built pipeline would run through the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's land. Tribe members and their allies have been camped out at the proposed construction site since April to stop contractors from working. The Obama administration offered activists a short-lived victory in December, but we now have a new president, as you may have noticed.

In a funny, perfectly innocent coincidence, President Trump owned stock in ETP, the company building the pipeline, through at least mid-2016, and Reuters reports that ETP's chief executive, Kelcy Warren, donated $100,000 to Trump's campaign.

In New York, activists are planning to hold a protest in Columbus Circle starting at 6 p.m. tonight that will rally against Trump's executive order.

In other Trump disaster news, President Nightmares has banned employees with the Environmental Protection Agency from giving social media updates and/or speaking with reporters—they've also been forced to freeze their grants and federal contracts. Scientists with the US Department of Agriculture have been issued a similar gag order.