Nebraska Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Keystone Pipeline

A TransCanada official says the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this year should not make state officials uneasy about a proposed oil pipeline route through the Nebraska Sandhills. But some state lawmakers, experts and residents whose land lies in the pipeline’s path say the state shouldn’t take any chances. The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee met today with natural resources experts, residents and pipeline officials to discuss the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Doug Cobb, of Holt County, says lawmakers should consider regulations — like one to protect landowners from liability should an oil leak occur. But TransCanada executive Robert Jones says the pipeline is safe and should not be compared to the Gulf oil rig that exploded in April, triggering a massive leak. ((01 DEC 2010))







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