Nebraska governor approves Keystone XL pipeline route

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Tuesday that avoids the state’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.

Heineman sent a letter to President Barack Obama confirming that he would allow the controversial, Canada-to-Texas pipeline to proceed through his state.

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Oil industry looking strong

Strathcona MLA Dave Quest gave a full update on Alberta’s goings-on at the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this month, addressing the oil industry in Western Canada.

Quest noted the two major pipelines planned for the west: the Keystone Pipeline and the Northern Gateway line.

The Keystone line would run from Alberta to the Texas coast, with Quest acknowledging that some opposition has been put forward by Nebraska.

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