Kudos to Jane and many other Firebaggers and environmental advocates
Posted by Charles II on November 3, 2015
Joseph Horton, Omaha World-Herald:
WASHINGTON — TransCanada wants a Keystone XL timeout.
The company on Monday asked the State Department to suspend consideration of its controversial pipeline while Nebraska officials review its route through the state.
Last month, TransCanada applied to the Nebraska Public Service Commission for route approval after opponents went to court, challenging the law under which the route had been approved by then-Gov. Dave Heineman.
“I note that when the status of the Nebraska pipeline route was challenged last year, the State Department found it appropriate to suspend its review until that dispute was resolved,” according to a statement from Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer. “We feel under the current circumstances a similar suspension would be appropriate.”
TransCanada says it anticipates the PSC approval process in Nebraska will take seven to twelve months.
It’s not dead. Transcanada may be trying to avoid a ruling either by State or by Nebraska. But KXL is in trouble. And it all was possible because of the protests by Jane Hamsher and other members of that community, as well as a broad coalition of environmental groups.
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