State Dept. Says Keystone Pipeline Could Be Rerouted

Law360, New York (November 9, 2011, 6:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of State is weighing a possible rerouting of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline to avoid a massive, environmentally sensitive water source in Nebraska, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

In recent meetings, the State Department has discussed whether to move the $7 billion pipeline — which would transport tar sands from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — away from Nebraska’s Ogallala Aquifer, deputy spokesman Mark Toner said in a press briefing.

“It’s one of many issues that we have discussed that...
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