TransCanada: Nebraska pipeline siting effort likely unconstitutional

11/07/2011
Efforts by Nebraska's legislature to influence siting of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline likely would be found unconstitutional, TransCanada Corp., the project's sponsor, said on Oct. 31 as it released legal memorandums prepared at its request by two law firms. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) said on Oct. 24 that he would call the state's unicameral legislature into special session for that purpose starting Nov. 1. TransCanada noted that Sidley Austin LLP, an international law firm, and McGrath North Mullin & Kratz PC LLO, an Omaha, Neb., law firm, prepared the memos at its request. Both firms have extensive experience analyzing and litigating constitutional issues, it add...
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