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Pressure building, protests coordinated ahead of Keystone XL review

Staff Writer | April 22, 2017
Protests are coordinated around the Nebraska review of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, days before the developer's annual meeting, organizers said.
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Bold Nebraska called on opponents of the project to hold grassroots events ahead of the May 3 public meeting for the Nebraska Public Service Commission.

"To gear up for the upcoming public hearings and meetings, we're launching a nationwide #NoKXL house party campaign," the advocacy group said in a statement.

Bold Nebraska said the Nebraska panel has scheduled other hearings in early August, "but the PSC has declined so far to tell us on which day(s) or what time this public comment period will take place during the week."

Bold Nebraska opposition to Keystone XL helped persuade pipeline company TransCanada to reroute the project to avoid a key aquifer in Nebraska early in the development process.

TransCanada scheduled its annual meeting two days after the first public meetings with the Nebraska Public Service Commission.

Nebraska's review is one of the last regulatory steps for Keystone XL.


 

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