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Keystone XL Alternate Route Wins Approval From Nebraska Court

Tuesday, September 3, 2019  
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Keystone XL Alternate Route Wins Approval From Nebraska Court

 

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled unanimously on August 23 in favor of an alternate route proposed by TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, for the Keystone XL pipeline.  The seven-judge panel decided that Nebraska's Public Service Commission (PSC)— an elected body designated by the state legislature, "as the agency responsible for determining which pipeline route is in the public interest," according to the court — acted correctly in granting a permit for the Mainline Alternative Route (MAR) put forward by TC Energy.  "We find that there is sufficient evidence to support the PSC's determination that the MAR is in the public interest," the judges said in their ruling.  “The Supreme Court decision is another important step as we advance towards building this vital energy infrastructure project,” said Russ Girling, TC Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We thank the thousands of government leaders, landowners, labor unions and other community partners for their continued support through this extensive review process.  It has been their unwavering support that has advanced this project to where it is today,” Girling added.