Nebraska high court tosses lawsuit over Keystone XL route

Posted by Mike Confino, January 10, 2015

A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North Dakota

Nebraska’s highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn’t have legal standing to do so.

The closely watched Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project that Republicans have vowed to make a key part of their 2015 agenda in Congress. A bill to approve the pipeline cleared a key Senate committee on Thursday, setting up a floor debate for next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.

via Nebraska high court tosses lawsuit over Keystone XL route | Al Jazeera America.

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