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Nebraska welcomes new Keystone XL pipeline route

CHICAGO — Nebraska’s governor on Tuesday welcomed a controversial US-Canada pipeline now that it will be rerouted away from the state’s sensitive wetlands, but environmentalists vowed to keep up the fight. Governor Dave Heinenman said he hoped the Keystone XL pipeline project could move forward as quickly as possible and…

Lawmakers press Obama to approve pipeline

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers pressed President Barack Obama on Wednesday to green-light the massive US-Canada “Keystone” pipeline that has drawn heavy fire from environmentalists, saying the project will create jobs. “Your decision is crucial for both American job opportunities and America’s energy security,” more than two dozen members of the…

Activists push for end to U.S.-Canada pipeline plan

Thousands of protesters rallied outside the White House on Sunday to press US President Barack Obama to scrap plans for a multi-billion-dollar oil pipeline stretching from Canada to Texas. “Our mainstream society is extremely destructive and exploitative. This is one of the most egregious examples of over-exploitation,” Ken Srdjak, 25,…

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