Neb. Gov. Inks Bill To Shift Keystone Pipeline Route

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 12:45 PM EST) -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed two pipeline bills into law Tuesday morning, sealing an agreement to reroute TransCanada Corp.'s controversial $7 billion oil sands pipeline around the delicate Sand Hills region and setting up a process for review of future pipelines that cross through the state.

One of the bills, LB4, came about as part of an agreement from TransCanada to move the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline around the Sand Hills. Under the new law, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality will conduct...
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