Study Says Keystone XL Pipeline Would Bring State $1.8 Billion

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A group that supports the Keystone XL oil pipeline has released a study that says Nebraska would see an estimated $1.8 billion in revenue and thousands of jobs if the project is approved.

The Consumer Energy Alliance released the data on Thursday, and drew immediate criticism from a group that opposes the pipeline.

Bold Nebraska executive director Jane Kleeb says the report used economic and job-growth data from TransCanada's original report, which has been discredited.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman hasn't announced whether he will approve the 274-mile pipeline section that would run through Nebraska. The Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been rerouted from its original path through the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills and the Ogallala aquifer, a major groundwater supply.

Heineman said Thursday that he was still reviewing the report.



 
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