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Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on Nov. 20

Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on Nov. 20
From CBC - November 14, 2017

The Nebraska Public Service Commission announced Monday it will issue its decision on whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project.

On that day, the five-member PSC will take a vote on the decision in Lincoln, Neb., which will be open to the public.

The decision will mark the final hurdle for the long-delayed project after President Donald Trump gave it federal approval in March.

The proposed 1,897-kilometrepipeline linking Canada's Alberta oilsands to U.S. refineries has been a lightning rod of controversy for nearly a decade, pitting environmentalists worried about spills and global warming against business advocates who say the project will lower fuel prices, shore up national security and bring jobs.

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