Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Pipeline's Tweaked Route

Nebraska's governor has approved a new plan to route the pipeline through the state. In 2011, the governor opposed the pipeline for its potential environmental impact. But on Tuesday, he wrote a letter to President Obama saying the new route avoids the more environmentally fragile parts of Nebraska.

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MONTAGNE: Nebraska's governor has approved a new plan for where the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will pass through his state. In 2011, the governor opposed the pipeline for its potential environmental impact. Yesterday, he wrote a letter to President Obama saying the new route avoids the more environmentally fragile parts of Nebraska.

It now falls to the Obama administration to approve the project.

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