TransCanada says it has submitted a proposal for a new route through Nebraska for the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it has submitted a planned route for the pipeline to Nebraska officials.
The state has become a focus of concern for the 1,700-mile pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. President
Barack Obama blocked the pipeline earlier this year, citing uncertainty over a planned route intended to avoid Nebraska's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
Details of the new route were not immediately available. A spokeswoman for the State Department said officials had not received notification of a new route. State Department approval is need because the $7 billion pipeline crosses a U.S. border.