LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
The Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through Nebraska will face months
of additional delays now that a federal judge has invalidated the
Elected members of the little-known Nebraska
Public Service Commission said Thursday that they're waiting to see what
will happen to the case, which the state is appealing. It could also
delay President Barack Obama's final decision on the pipeline until
after the midterm elections.
Judge Stephanie Stacy ruled Wednesday the pipeline should have been approved or rejected by the commission.
pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to Texas
Gulf Coast refineries. Opponents argue the project threatens the state's
A spokesman for pipeline developer TransCanada says company officials are confident they can overcome the most recent hurdle.