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The Nebraska Supreme court narrowly decided with TransCanada, against a group of local citizens challenging the constitutionality of the pipeline routing process (A majority of justices — four out of seven — actually sided with the citizens, but in Nebraska, constitutional issues require a supermajority of five.)

Nebraska Supreme Court rules on Keystone XL pipeline

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday removed a serious hurdle to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that then-Gov. Dave Heineman had the authority to approve the project's route without review by a state agency. A 2012 law allowed Heineman to bypass the state Public Service Commission and give the $5.3-billion project…Read More
The House has voted to approve Keystone XL. The President has vowed to veto any legislation. We're committed to seeing this pipeline reject once and for all.

House Vote and Nebraska Ruling Raise Pressure on Obama Over Pipeline

Coral Davenport and Mitch Smith
WASHINGTON — President Obama came under new pressure on Friday to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline as the Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way for its construction through the state and the House passed a bill forcing approval of the project. The House vote of 266 to 153 in favor of the pipeline sends the measure to the Senate, which…Read More
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