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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:52 PM

Keystone XL hearing wraps up; opponents vow to 'put our bodies on the line' if pipeline approved

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline will "put our bodies on the line" to block construction if state regulators approve the project, a lead activist said Thursday.

"There would be so much civil disobedience, it would make Standing Rock look like a rehearsal," said Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska.

Kleeb spoke after the conclusion of a four-day, courtroom-style hearing by the Nebraska Public Service Commission, which is reviewing whether the proposed pipeline is in the public interest.

Nebraska's approval is one of the final necessary steps before pipeline builder TransCanada can begin turning dirt on the 1,179-mile project.

Read more: http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/keystone-xl-hearing-wraps-up-opponents-vow-to-put-our/article_036df29e-371c-5247-a87c-9286cb5e8a4f.html

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