TransCanada says it has submitted a proposal
for a new route through Nebraska for the disputed Keystone XL oil
The company said in a statement Wednesday that it has submitted
a planned route for the pipeline to Nebraska officials. The state
has become a focus of concern for the 1,700-mile pipeline, which
would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. President
Barack Obama blocked the pipeline earlier this year, citing
uncertainty over a planned route intended to avoid Nebraska's
environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
Details of the new route were not immediately available. A
spokeswoman for the State Department said officials had not
received notification of a new route. State Department approval is
need because the $7 billion pipeline crosses a U.S. border.