Report cites minimal impact on Nebraska environment from revised Keystone XL route

EDMONTON – The rerouted northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline between Hardisty and Steele City, Neb.,  moved back into the spotlight Friday after a report from the state’s department of environmental quality said the project would have “minimal environmental impact.”

Republican Gov. Dave Heineman said he would “carefully review” the 2,000-page report, make a decision within 30 days and send his recommendation to the U.S. State Department, which is expected to issue its final report this spring. The State Department recommendation will go to President Barack Obama, who rejected an earlier iteration of the 3,460-kilometre TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP)  pipeline from Alberta to Oklahoma about a year ago.

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