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TransCanada to modify Keystone XL Pipeline Nebraska path

TransCanada agreed to modify the route of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline in order to address environmental concerns in Nebraska.

The company will move the pipeline away from the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer. That addresses concerns about water used for drinking, farming and ranching.

TransCanada initially said it wouldn't change the route but agreed after lawmakers went into a special session to discuss the pipeline. A new environmental impact study will be conducted and the deal will give the state final say over the document.

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TransCanada agrees to avoid Sandhills (The Lincoln Journal Star 11/15)
TransCanada says it will work with Nebraska on new pipeline route (The Washington Post 11/15)
Keystone Pipeline Will Be Rerouted (The New York Times 11/15)
TransCanada says it will reroute planned oil pipeline to avoid environmentally sensitive area (AP 11/14)

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