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Keystone XL opponents in Nebraska circulating petition

Keystone XL opponents in Nebraska circulating petition

LINCOLN, Neb. — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project.

April 10, 2013 2:49 pmLoading…

2 Texas fugitives nabbed after chase in Neb., Wyo.

GERING, Neb. — Authorities say two people wanted on Texas warrants have been arrested after a high-speed chase that went from western Nebraska into Wyoming and back again.

February 04, 2013 7:56 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

As soon as Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gave his support to a reroute of the Keystone XL oil pipeline through his state, the chorus of pipeline supporters resounded from Helena to Washington, D.C.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change.

January 23, 2013 4:40 pm Photos

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Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL pipeline route through his state

Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL pipeline route through his state

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.

January 22, 2013 10:38 am Related Loading…

Report on Keystone XL pipeline route goes to Nebraska governor

LINCOLN, Neb. — A state evaluation of TransCanada's new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to Gov. Dave Heineman, who will have 30 days to review it before sharing his decision with the state and the U.S. State Department.

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Oil industry group pushes Obama to OK pipeline

Oil industry group pushes Obama to OK pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has picked up again with groups on both sides putting pressure on President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.

November 15, 2012 2:26 pmLoading…
Mead expects lively health care talk at governors' meeting

Mead expects lively health care talk at governors' meeting

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead expects a robust discussion on the Affordable Care Act this weekend at the National Governors Association annual meeting.

July 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials unveiled a new preferred route Thursday for the Nebraska portion of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state's groundwater-rich Sandhills region.

April 19, 2012 3:35 pmLoading…

New Nebraska Keystone XL pipeline review bill advances

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would allow Nebraska to restart a review of the Keystone XL pipeline project's route inched closer to final passage Thursday, with a requirement that the state's environmental agency hold at least one public hearing before releasing its recommendation.

April 05, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Bill to resume Nebraska Keystone XL study advances

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would let Nebraska resume its environmental study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline won first-round approval from lawmakers Thursday, while critics warned that the state was exposing itself to a legal challenge.

March 29, 2012 6:00 pm Related Loading…

CEO says Keystone XL pipeline debate may persist

LINCOLN, Neb. — The chief executive of a company trying to build a pipeline to carry oil through six states from Canada to Texas said the national debate over the plan has "gone off on tangents" that touch on larger issues of U.S. energy and environmental policies.

December 16, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…
Nebraska governor signs oil pipeline regulation bills

Nebraska governor signs oil pipeline regulation bills

LINCOLN, Neb. — Fresh off a major victory in Nebraska, opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline promised a renewed effort Tuesday to kill the contentious project that would pump Canadian crude from tar sands deposits in Alberta to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.

November 22, 2011 5:00 pm Related Loading…
Nebraska lawmakers give 2nd approval to pipeline bill

Nebraska lawmakers give 2nd approval to pipeline bill

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers avoided a drawn-out political fight Thursday after a prominent critic of the planned Keystone XL pipeline backed away from his proposal to keep nearly all oil lines out of sandy-soil hills that sit atop an enormous U.S. water supply.

November 17, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Other challenges ahead after Keystone pipeline route shift

LINCOLN, Neb. — An energy company's agreement to shift an oil pipeline away from the environmentally sensitive Sandhills will help avoid several possible legal conflicts over Nebraska's authority to reroute it, but significant issues still must be resolved about how much power the state will…

November 15, 2011 4:38 pmLoading…
Bill would give Nebraska governor pipeline routing power

Bill would give Nebraska governor pipeline routing power

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers should hand pipeline-routing authority to Gov. Dave Heineman to address concerns over the proposed Keystone XL and other major oil pipelines, a key state senator said Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Iowa, Nebraska withdraw from Missouri River group over dispute with Montana

Iowa, Nebraska withdraw from Missouri River group over dispute with Montana

LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa and Nebraska are withdrawing from an association of Missouri River states and tribes because of a dispute over how to manage the river, which flooded large parts of both states last summer.

November 04, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…
Governors vow to press Army corps for changes to river control

Governors vow to press Army corps for changes to river control

SIOUX CITY -- The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota agreed Wednesday that flood control must be the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' top goal in overseeing the Missouri River.

October 19, 2011 7:15 pmLoading…
Governors at odds over Missouri River management

Governors at odds over Missouri River management

HELENA -- A meeting of Missouri River governors Monday revealed significant disagreement between Montana and states further downstream over flood control, even as federal officials warned the group that damage from this year's high water may make their states even more vulnerable next year.

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Nebraska governor urges Obama to deny Keystone permit

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman urged President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to deny a federal permit for a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil over an aquifer that supplies drinking and irrigation water to parts of several states.

August 31, 2011 10:09 pmLoading…

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