Keystone XL pipeline to be rerouted in Nebraska
OMAHA, Nebraska: TransCanada, owners of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, have agreed to adjust the pipeline's route to avoid environmentally sensitive areas in the state. The president of TransCanada, Alex Pourbaix, stated "I can confirm the route will be changed and Nebraskans will play an important role in determining the final route,".
Governor Dave Heineman called for a special session beginning on November 1 to resolve the issue of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline is a $7 billion, 1,700 mile pipeline that would span between the oil sands of Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. TransCanada have been working on the route for several years. Opposition to the project say the pipeline, which would be built over the Ogallala Aquifer, could put the natural resources of Nebraska at risk if an oil spill were to occur.
|Propositions •||Recall||• Law|