NTSB Recommendations On San Bruno Put Pressure On Congress, Administration; Keystone XL Decision Coming

October 2011, Vol. 66 No. 10

Debate in Nebraska has been particularly intense, in part because of the presence there of the Ogallalla aquifer and Nebraska Sand Hills. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) says he was tremendously disappointed that running the pipeline through the Sand Hills continues to be the State Department's preferred route. "The State Department is now one step away from giving the green light to a project that could have grave consequences for our state," he adds. "I strongly urge the State Department officials who visit next month to take a long, hard look at where TransCanada intends to place this pipeline."