Controversial Dakota Access has donated more than $100000 to Trump
The top executives at the company behind controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project has donated more than $100000 to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The donations by Kelcy Warren, chairman and chief executive officer at pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners, support Trump who likely to promote the U.S. oil and gas industry than his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Warren donated $300 to the Trump campaign during the primaries, and $2,700 to Trump during the general election phase of the campaign, for the maximum contribution allowed by a single individual during an election. He also gave $100,000 to the Trump Victory Fund, according to campaign finance disclosure records.
Warren has also given $66,800 to the Republication National Committee since Trump secured the nomination for the Nov. 8 election, The Guardian, the paper who reported about donations first, stated.
Trump has not yet taken a position on the Dakota Access Pipeline but supports the development of oil and gas and related infrastructure, including pipelines. Asked about Trump’s position on the Dakota Access Pipeline in a policy debate this week, U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, one of the candidate’s main energy advisers, declined to answer.