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Latest XL Pipeline report angers landowners
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has finished its final evaluation of the Nebraska route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But, the report does not sit well with Nebraska landowners.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has 30 days to review the 2,000 page report before coming to a decision.
Last year the Governor asked the President to deny the Pipeline because it crossed the Ogallala Aquifer.
Some Nebraska landowners say the report fails to address serious concerns brought up in the Citizens Review Report.
In the report, the DEQ applauds the economic impact the pipeline could have in Nebraska. That includes tax dollars for counties along the pipeline.
Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska says this report is missing a key negative with the pipeline.
"What they don't talk about is the economic risks, things like if a spill happens on a landowner's property their property goes down about 15-20%. That's a real risk. That's something the DEQ should have been studying and they did nothing about the economic risks - only touted and kind of parroted TransCanada's flawed economic benefits," Kleeb said.
President Obama has final say on the Pipeline.
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