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In Omaha, Neb., a protester raises signs opposing the Keystone XL pipeline in September 2010. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraskans resist Keystone, spurning TransCanada’s checks (video)

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While Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. has signed agreements with property owners in Montana and South Dakota along the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed 1,179-mile route from Alberta, some families along the path through eastern Nebraska are holding out.
Tar Sands Blockade protests the Keystone Pipeline at a TransCanada office in Houston. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

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A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.
Crewmen work a site where a pipe for TransCanada's Keystone XL project is lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL route

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Tuesday approved a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian oil sands crude to the Gulf Coast, setting up a big Obama administration decision on whether to green light the controversial project.
A crewman directs a pipe for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. The northern leg has not yet received approval from the Obama administration. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL critics insist feds should assess climate change effects

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The Obama administration is set to unveil a fresh environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline, but project opponents say that study won’t be complete unless it considers climate change costs tied to the $7 billion project.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Heineman says Nebraska still needs pipeline law

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Nebraska needs a law to address concerns over the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline even though the U.S. State Department decided Thursday to delay the hot-button project for at least a year, Gov. Dave Heineman said.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Neb. gov. doubts company will move pipeline route

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said he doubts TransCanada will voluntarily move the planned route of a controversial oil pipeline proposal.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Neb. governor urges Obama to deny pipeline permit

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman today urged President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deny a federal permit for an oil pipeline that would carry Canadian oil over an aquifer that supplies drinking and irrigation water to parts of several states.