Neb. seeks to reroute $7B pipeline; could be critical delay for project

10/27/2011 | Bloomberg · Hill, The

Construction of the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline could be stalled by 16 months if Nebraska legislators vote for a a bill to have the pipeline rerouted to the eastern edge of the state. The current route over wetlands and a freshwater aquifer poses risks should an oil spill occur, critics say. TransCanada said creating a "new route would start the entire process right from the beginning" and delay -- or kill -- the project. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency said it will soon comment on the State Department's environmental impact assessment of the U.S.-Canada project.

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