Pipeline Hearing to be in Albion

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has completed its Draft Evaluation Report for Keystone’s proposed Nebraska Reroute of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  This report is available on NDEQ’s web site.
The agency is also announcing that a public hearing and information session will be held in Albion on Dec. 4, 2012 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
“Input from Nebraskans has been tremendously helpful for our work so far,” said Mike Linder.  “Prior to finalizing the report and submitting it to the Governor, we will carefully consider all additional comments made through the end of the hearing.”
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (Keystone), proposes to construct, operate, and maintain an 875 mile long, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline from the U.S.-Canadian border to Steele City, Nebraska, referred to as the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.  Keystone submitted a new proposed route on April 18, 2012.  Based on public and agency input, Keystone refined the route in the Supplemental Environmental Report, which was submitted to NDEQ on Sept.5, 2012.  NDEQ evaluated Keystone’s proposed refined Nebraska Reroute and has completed its Draft Evaluation Report.

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