Keystone Pipeline Decisions Still Being Made

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The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

We are still a month or so away from a decision by President Obama on the Keystone XL Pipeline but the effort to establish the public’s mind-set in Washington has already begun. Campaigns have been established on both sides of the pipeline issue. The pipeline has been under review for more than three years because it requires a federal permit from the State Department because it crosses an international border.

Presently Nebraska holds the last piece of the pipeline puzzle. Nebraska has reached an agreement with the pipeline’s owner, TransCanada, to change the pipeline’s rout, avoiding the Nebraska Sandhills region. Once the new rout is established TransCanada is ready to begin construction. But the President needs to make his declaration on the issue without knowing what the route around the Sandhills region will be. 


Its supporters say the project would create jobs and provide the United States with a stable energy supply from Canada. Meanwhile, its foes say it will accelerate climate change by transporting energy-intensive crude oil that could spill and harm fragile habitat.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp

 

 

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