Neb. court reinstates local agency's power to decide on Keystone XL issue

02/24/2014 | Reuters

A ruling by a Nebraska court last week has reinstated the state Public Service Commission's authority to decide whether to allow the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to pass through the state. Because of this, the commission is expected to conduct its own review of the pipeline, which could take at least seven months. "It's another round of approvals that gives the project opponents another opportunity to challenge it in litigation or somewhere else," said environmental compliance lawyer Lowell Rothschild.

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