Dave Heineman

Keystone XL developer renews effort to build in Nebraska

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Thursday that it is once again seeking state approval for a route through Nebraska.

TransCanada said it has filed an application with the state commission that regulates oil pipelines.

The Canadian company's previous attempts to start construction in Nebraska have been thwarted by activists and some landowners who worry that it could damage property and contaminate groundwater supplies. Opponents have already met to discuss how they might be able to halt the project.

In a statement, the company said its project will emphasize safety and respect for the environment. TransCanada said its preferred route would avoid an...

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