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April 17, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CT

Jen Rae Hein, Gov’s Office
Sue M. Roush, Gov’s Office
Brian McManus, NDEQ

Gov. Heineman Signs Bill to Advance the Pipeline Review Process in Nebraska


(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today signed into law legislation that will allow the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to evaluate the route of any currently proposed or future pipeline in the state.

The pipeline bill, LB 1161e, will take effect tomorrow morning, April 18, at 12:01 a.m. CT, with the review process being a top priority for the NDEQ, led by Director Mike Linder.

“Nebraska will move forward on the review process of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and any future pipelines that will create jobs and reduce U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil,” said Gov. Heineman. “The review process is a top priority for Nebraska.”


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