Dallas Pipeline Mogul Kelcy Warren Sees Brighter 2017 After ‘toughest Year of My Career'

Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren had a tough 2016 - or as tough as it gets when you're still safely on the Forbes 400 list.His massive Dakota Access pipeline project ground to a halt in December thanks to a federal ruling, which President Donald Trump attempted to reverse this week with an executive order. That followed months of protests and criticism that in some cases targeted the CEO personally. Even his musical hero, Jackson Browne, played a benefit concert backing pipeline protesters.And Warren's energy empire spent the first half of 2016 fighting lawsuits over an ill-fated mega-merger. That battle -- along with the prolonged slump in oil and gas prices -- helped send the stock prices of his Energy Transfer family of companies plummeting early last year."Toughest year of my career," Warren said about a 2016 filled with personal and financial struggles.Here's a look at Warren's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year and his potentially brighter outlook for 2017.  Continue reading...

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