Nebraska court rules Keystone XL statute unconstitutional

03/03/2014
Legislation authorizing Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) to approve a route for the proposed Keystone XL crude pipeline is unconstitutional under state law, a district court in the state ruled on Feb. 19. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) immediately appealed the decision by Lancaster County, Neb., District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy. It was not clear whether her ruling would affect US Department of State deliberations on whether approving a cross-border permit for the proposed crude oil pipeline from Alberta to US Gulf Coast refineries is in the US national interest. Dave Domina, an attorney who represented the 3 property owners who sued the state, said the case was not about the me...
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