Hearings Begin On Proposed Pipeline Changes

By: Deborah Tuff Email
By: Deborah Tuff Email

The first piece of legislation, by Fullerton Sen. Annette Dubas.
Her proposal would place the Public Service Commission in charge of all major oil pipeline proposals.

The independent group would also oversee any requests by a developer to use Eminent Domain.

"I've never said that this would actually move the proposed route. I said this puts a process in place to allow for citizen's involvement to allow for state agency's involvement to look at it from a Nebraska perspective," Dubas said.

Several other measures on the issue tackle bond increases and preventing the pipeline from crossing certain areas, like the Sandhills.

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