Nebraska approval means Keystone will finally be built – or not

Environmentalist groups, landowners, even TransCanada may still postpone construction

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) has voted 3-2 to approve Nebraska’s share of the $8 billion, 1,200-mile Keystone XL Pipeline route, seemingly … allowing construction to move forward. However, more obstacles loom before it can bring North Dakota and Canadian crude oil to Texas refineries.

Commissioners who voted against approval have concerns and objections, some landowners still object to the pipeline crossing their lands, other landowners may not even be aware that the new route will cross their properties, and environmentalists threaten more lawsuits.

Further complicating matters, the NSPC-approved route is not TransCanada’s preferred path through the Cornhusker State.


Excerpted from The Hill, November 22, 2017.  To read the entire article please go to this link.

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About the Author: Paul Driessen

Paul Driessen

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for CFACT and author of Cracking Big Green and Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death.

  • cshorey

    How much water is consumed in extracting the tar sands that feed the oil of this pipeline? Just wondering if that is being taken into account here at CFART.