The Keystone XL Pipeline might have been attacked by the federal government, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping it from continuing. Already Oklahoma and Texas have decided to finish their parts of it.
Now Nebraska may give it the go ahead as well. The state government has a vote before that it would allow the Department of Environmental Quality to evaluate the social, environmental and economic impact of any proposed route.
If the bill passes, then the department could submit a route to the state. At which point the state could then give it a full go ahead. Opponents of the pipeline are worried, because the Department of Environmental Quality has never told Governor Dave Heineman, no. The Governor is a big supporter of the pipeline.