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TransCanada Releases Proposed Keystone XL Route

September 05, 2012

TransCanada Releases Latest Keystone XL Route 

TransCanada has released the latest route for the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The company has altered 20 miles of pipeline in an effort to avoid the Sand Hills and other ecologically fragile areas.  Below is a map identifying changes made in the route:

The changes were “designed to address concerns about municipal drinking-water and sandy, erodible soils”.

According the news reports, the changes have been submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of State for review.

According to the Omaha World Herald, Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer, said, “[t]he preferred alternative route in this Supplemental Environmental Report was developed based on extensive feedback from Nebraskans and reflects our shared desire to minimize the disturbance of land and sensitive resources in the state,”.

We applaud the greater safety percautions taken in avoiding our Sand Hills and hope Nebraska can finally move forward with this important economic development project.

AFP Nebraska has supported the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from the beginning.  AFP Nebraska will continue its support for the project and work towards energy independence in the United States of America.

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