Elected officials in rural Nebraska pass anti-Keystone pipeline resolution

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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline claimed a victory Tuesday when elected officials in northern Nebraska said the project is not welcome in their county.

Bill Tielke, chairman of the Holt County Board, called the 7-0 vote in opposition to the controversial project a symbolic act. He said he and the other board members wanted to convey their concern that the pipeline represents a threat to the county's underground water supplies.

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