Longshot Neb. Keystone Appeal Aids Pipeline Foes

Law360, New York (April 25, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Keystone XL pipeline supporters in Nebraska are fighting a state court decision striking down the governor's eminent domain power, but experts say the state's highest court is unlikely to overturn the ruling. In fact, the appeal is slowing down the project's potential approval only by several months.

A Nebraska judge has thwarted the state Legislature's attempt to fast-track the project, ruling the state constitution gives the Public Service Commission exclusive authority to regulate pipeline routes. Instead of biting the bullet and urging TransCanada Corp. to hand...
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