People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed January 23, 2013
Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Pipeline's Tweaked Route
Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 5:13 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
NPR's business news starts with pipeline plans.
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MONTAGNE: Nebraska's governor has approved a new plan for where the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will pass through his state. In 2011, the governor opposed the pipeline for its potential environmental impact. Yesterday, he wrote a letter to President Obama saying the new route avoids the more environmentally fragile parts of Nebraska.
It now falls to the Obama administration to approve the project. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.