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On Friday the U.S. State Department took the next step toward approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Monday we're hearing from Governor Heineman.
The State Department issued an environmental impact statement last week. It is just a first draft though.
Now citizens have 45 days to let their voices be heard before President Obama makes a final decision.
Heineman says he's happy with the findings.
"Our impact statement showed it would be a minimal impact, localized in nature and I took all three into account in approving the pipeline route for Nebraska. It now goes around the environmentally sensitive sandhills area that was critical to our citizens and to me," said Heineman.
Bold Nebraska's Jane Kleeb told News 5 on Friday that the route still crosses part of the sandhills.
If you'd like to read the State Department's report in its entirety visit: http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov
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