LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fresh off a major victory in Nebraska, opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline promised a renewed effort Tuesday to kill the contentious project that would pump Canadian crude from tar sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Lawmakers avoided a drawn-out political fight Thursday after a prominent critic of the planned Keystone XL pipeline backed away from his proposal to keep nearly all oil lines out of the sandy-soil hills that sit atop an enormous U.S. water supply.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard said pushing legislation next year to ensure South Dakota is protected from harm by a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would be premature, but at least one state lawmaker is likely to introduce a bill.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers backed a plan Wednesday to have the state’s Department of Environmental Quality conduct an independent review of possible routes the contested Keystone XL pipeline could take through the state, after developer TransCanada volunteered to reroute the massive project to avoid the environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
LINCOLN, Neb. — An energy company’s agreement to shift an oil pipeline away from the environmentally sensitive Sandhills will help avoid several possible legal conflicts over Nebraska’s authority to reroute it, but significant issues still must be resolved about how much power the state will have over the new path.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it is delaying a decision on a massive oil pipeline until it can study new potential routes that avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, a move that likely puts off final action on the pipeline until after the 2012 election.
BISMARCK — Canadian tar sands oil will almost certainly find their way to U.S. refineries even if a $7 billion pipeline from western Canada to the Gulf Coast doesn’t gain federal approval, a U.S. State Department consultant has concluded.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico is again threatening landowners with court action if they don’t sell TransCanada the rights it needs to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
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