November 20, 2017
Nebraska regulators from the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the building of the Keystone XL pipeline on November 20. This pipeline would ship approximately 830,000 barrels of oil per day, according to the Commission, from Alberta, Canada through the state of Nebraska, before connecting to existing infrastructure delivering to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The approved route for the pipeline is different than the route that was initially proposed by the TransCanada Corporation, in that it is angled to cut more sharply across the northern part of the state, therefore avoiding the endangered whooping crane habitat and Sand Hills ecological area.
Source: Nebraska Public Service Commission