Published November 20, 2017
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – On Monday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s route through its state.
The Keystone XL pipeline will move an estimated 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Canada through various states to the Gulf of Mexico.
American Indian tribes and allies have been opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline since its inception.
Last week the original Keystone pipeline leaked over 210,000 gallons of oil onto farmland in South Dakota. According to Nebraska officials, Nebraska law barred regulators from considering spills or pipeline safety in its decision-making process.
This is an evolving story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.