Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) notified US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton that he has approved the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's new route across the state.
Heineman asked that a final evaluation report by the state's Department of Environmental Quality be included in the State Department's supplemental environmental impact statement on the proposed pipeline which would transport bitumen from Alberta's oil sands to US Midcontinent and Gulf Coast refineries.
Heineman took the action because the new route avoids Nebraska's Sand Hills region, his office said on Jan. 22.
TransCanada Corp., the project's sponsor, said the approved reroute now beco...