Heineman approves Keystone XL route; pipeline's fate back in Obama’s hands
Gov. Dave Heineman delivers his State of the State address in the legislative chamber Jan. 12.
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman delighted supporters and deflated opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday when he approved a new route through Nebraska, saying the project represents a minimal environmental threat while holding substantial economic promise.
The governor sent a 2½-page letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, explaining that Nebraska’s review of the new underground pipeline route found that it meets state standards.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am.