Nebraska landowners opposed to the proposed $5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline urged the state’s highest court to uphold a judge’s ruling invalidating the route mapped by Governor Dave Heineman and TransCanada Corp.
U.S. Senate Democrats who back TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline are pressing Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote to bypass President Barack Obama’s administration by forcing the project’s approval.
President Barack Obama’s advisers are lining up against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Top Democratic donors oppose the project. And Obama himself dismisses claims that it will create many jobs.
TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska was ruled illegal by a state court judge in a decision seen as setting back the project by as long as a year as U.S. officials consider approving it.