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Nebraskans take new stand against Keystone XL pipeline
Now that the dust has settled from the Presidential election a number of issues will be pushed to the front of President Obama's desk.
We're not just talking about the fiscal cliff either.
The spotlight is once again being put on the Keystone XL Pipeline being built in Nebraska.
Opponents of the Pipeline will be traveling to Washington D.C. this weekend to hold a "Stand in the way of Keystone XL pipeline" event in front of the White House.
Nebraska landowners unable to attend have made a video to show support.
In September TransCanada announced they had changed the route to avoid the Sandhills in Nebraska.
But, Bold Nebraska says there isn't anything new about this route.
They're frustrated because in their opinion the route still crosses the Ogalllala Aquifer and the Sandhills.
The Department of Environmental of Quality is currently reviewing the route.
With the election, both sides say this decision is in the hands of President Obama.
But that's about all they agree on.
"There's been polls done specifically in Nebraska that show that most Nebraskans want to see it go ahead. 75% of American voters also support Keystone XL," said TransCanada spokesperson Grady Semmens.
"Farmers and ranchers in our state are a stubborn bunch, they're an independent bunch. And so they're ready to go to the mat, fighting this pipeline in court, but I can see a lot of tractors meeting their bulldozers if it gets to that point as well," Bold Nebraska's Jane Kleeb said.
Jane Kleeb doesn't expect a decision on the pipeline until April or May while Trans Canada believes it could come early next year.
The DEQ will hold a public hearing about the new route on the Pipeline in Albion December 3rd.
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