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Nebraska Governor calls for Obama to deny Keystone pipeline, until Nebraska can review its route

October 24th, 2011

In a move that had been talked about, but was by no means considered a sure bet, Nebraska’s Gov. Dave Heineman has called for the Obama Administration to turn down the permit request for the controversial Keystone Pipeline XL that would carry Canadian tar sands oil across the U.S..

A Nebraska pow-wow, or specifically a special session of the legislature, had been a growing possibility since Heineman said earlier this year that he agreed with opponents of the pipeline that its route across a delicate region of the state could jeopardize the Ogallala Aquifer.

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