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Nebraska court decision won’t slow down Keystone process: U.S.

State governors said President Barack Obama told them to expect final decision within a few months

February 25, 2014  by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—The United States government appears to be proceeding at full speed with its review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

There are indications that a recent Nebraska court ruling won’t delay the federal regulatory process.

State governors leaving a meeting with President Barack Obama say he told them to expect a final decision within a few months.

And the State Department says the federal process is continuing despite the court ruling.


The court threw out a law that gave the governor the power to force landowners to allow the pipeline to run through their property.

Opponents believe this has stalled TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone project, while a State Department official has conceded that lawyers were examining the ruling to determine what it meant for the process.

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