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Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Keystone Route

The Nebraska Supreme Court “removed a major legal obstacle for the Keystone XL pipeline,” Politico reported Friday, just hours before a U.S. House of Representatives vote affirming support for the project.

“Overturning a lower-court ruling, the justices upheld a Nebraska law that had allowed Republican Gov. Dave Heineman to approve the long-delayed oil pipeline’s route inside the state,” Politico notes. “The White House has repeatedly cited uncertainty about the Nebraska case to argue that it’s premature for Congress to step in.”

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The Senate is expected to vote approval for the pipeline this month. U.S. President Barack Obama vowed early this month [2] to veto the Congressional legislation.