Today the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL) announced that it has received a presidential permit to move forward with the Keystone XL reversing the Obama administration's decision.
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The previous administration spent six years, resulting in delays, considering the cross-border pipeline. After just 60 days in office, the inexperienced #45, called for Trans Canada to resubmit it's permit request to the State Department.
The Keystone XL will bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. It will carry 830,000 barrels a day and will be responsible for more than 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.
The pipeline creates and increased risk of oil spills and claims that is will be a great job creator are untrue. It creates jobs for a two year period, but long term, it is expected to create 35, yes thirty five, permanent jobs.
Now that the President has cleared a path for the Keystone XL, The Nebraska Public Service Commission, a five person panel, will now decide whether to give TransCanada permission to build the pipeline through the state. Activists and residents have already said they are ready to RESIST. The pipeline brings forth the debate over eminent domain.
The pipeline does not have public favor. Poll after poll shows that a majority of people oppose the pipeline.
Feel the need to take an action? Call, write and tell a friend!
Nebraska Public Service Commission1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508 Phone: 402-471-3101Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)TDD: 402-471-0213Fax: 402-471-0254
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