State Dept. Gives New Keystone XL Route Environmental OK

Law360 (July 30, 2018, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of State on Monday gave a preliminary environmental thumbs-up to a proposed alternative route through Nebraska for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a route that is currently being challenged by landowners and other project opponents in the Nebraska Supreme Court.

The State Department, which has already issued a cross-border permit for TransCanada Corp.'s project at President Donald Trump's behest, unveiled a draft environmental assessment of a route through the Cornhusker State for the long-gestating pipeline approved by the Nebraska Public Service Commission last fall that deviated from TransCanada's preferred route. The State Department concluded that most environmental impacts,...

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