Nebraska Lawmakers Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill that would resume a state review of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has won final approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

Lawmakers voted 44-5 Wednesday to forward the measure to Gov.
Dave Heineman, who has said he supports the project.

The measure authorizes the Nebraska Department of Environmental
Quality to review possible routes through the state and hold at
least one public hearing on its evaluation. The department's
findings would be included in a federal review. A federal permit
for the proposed transnational pipeline was denied in January.

Opponents say the bill effectively rubber stamps the project
through Nebraska. A spokesman for pipeline developer TransCanada
says the bill will place the review process in the hands of
Nebraskans, regardless of what happens at the federal level.


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