A legislative panel has advanced a proposal that could help with the development of the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska.
The Legislature's Natural Resources Committee advanced the bill
The bill could mark a breakthrough for Canadian pipeline developer
TransCanada, which wants to build the $7 billion, 1,700-mile
Schuyler Sen. Chris Langemeier says the new language seeks to
clarify that Gov. Dave Heineman can approve the route agreement
between TransCanada and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard says the measure will allow the state to continue its environmental review, which had come to a halt after a federal decision to deny the pipeline permit.