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Keystone XL pipeline state evaluation gets underway
The information sessions are over, and now the state evaluation of the Keystone XL Pipeline is under way. But, Friday the governor said the process is likely to take 6 to 10 months to complete.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is conducting its review of that portion of the route through Nebraska that TransCanada had changed from its previous application.
After the Department of Environmental Quality drafts an evaluation report, they will announce a public hearing.
That's when there be an opportunity to comment on the agency's draft findings.
A final report will be sent to the governor to approve.
But, the ultimate decision to approve the project will be made by the President of the United States in 2013.
You can still submit comments throughout the evaluation process by going to the Department of Environmental Quality's website at www.deq.ne.gov.
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