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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-13 12:24 PM
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Nebraska report favors new Keystone XL route
Nebraska environment report favors revised Keystone XL pipe plan



By Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 4, 2013 2:24pm EST

(Reuters) - The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline received a boost on Friday when Nebraska regulators said its proposed new route would avoid many of the ecologically-sensitive areas that led the U.S. government to block it last year.

The new route for the $5.3 billion Alberta-to-Nebraska pipeline, backed by TransCanada Corp, would avoid the ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region but would still cross part of the massive Ogallala aquifer, the Nebraska environment regulator said.

If built, Keystone XL would link Canada's booming oil sands production with the refineries and ports of Texas' Gulf Coast, carrying some 830,000 barrels of oil per day. The project has been targeted by environmentalists concerned about carbon emissions from oil sands production and the risks posed by oil spills to water supplies in the Midwest.

The U.S. State Department is working with Nebraska as it forms its own environmental assessment of pipeline that is one piece of a continental realignment of oil flows between Canada and the United States.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/04/us-transcanad...


Yee hah! Look what hits the news as soon as the election was over and we managed to survive the fiscal cliff and end all the media freny over it.

What serendipitous timing!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-13 11:35 AM
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1. If it crosses the Ogallala aquifer it is not safe.
That is prehistoric water that cannot be replaced in our lifetime or the lifetime of our children. It it might never be able to be decontaminated. So, I agree with you, this is utter bullshit, but entirely predictable. Nebraska environment regulator, in name only.
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