TransCanada Reapplies For Pipeline
KSCB News - May 4, 2012 8:08 am
A Canadian company that wants to build the
disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. says it has submitted a
new application for the project after changing the route to avoid
environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.
TransCanada says it filed a new application Friday for the
project to carry oil from western Canada to Steele City, Neb., to
link up there with other pipelines to carry oil to refineries on
the Texas Gulf Coast.
President Barack Obama blocked the project earlier this year,
citing uncertainty over the Nebraska route, and drawing fire from
Republicans. TransCanada proposed a new route last month that would
veer east around the groundwater-rich Sandhills region.