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Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy

Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy

Following years of political controversy that demanded the attention of two presidents, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday declared that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was in the public interest but the 275-mile route it approved through the state was not the one preferred by TransCanada, the pipeline developer.

By a vote of 3 to 2, the five-member commission cleared the final regulatory hurdle for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline from Hardisty, Canada, to Steele City, Neb., adding to routes already approved by Montana and South Dakota. President Trump overturned President Obama’s earlier rejection of the pipeline, and in March approved the federal permit for it...

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