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Keystone Pipeline Delayed

by Bruce Dierking

FINAL U S GOVERNMENT APPROVAL FOR THE PROPOSED KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED, AMID CONCERNS REGARDING THE ROUTE THE LINE WOULD TAKE THROUGH THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.  TRACKING THROUGH THE SAND HILLS, CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER KEYSTONE PIPELINE HEAR STEELE CITY, OPPONENTS HAVE CITED POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS, MANY ON THE HEELS OF THE B P OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO THIS SUMMER.  THE PIPELINE WOULD CONTINUE SOUTH INTO KANSAS FROM THE STEELE CITY PUMPING STATION.  NEGOTIATIONS ON THE ISSUE CONTINUE.

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