Special session decides on two new laws governing pipelines crossing Nebraska
November 23, 2011
Nebraska governor Dave Heineman has signed two laws into effect
governing the route of oil pipelines across the state. The laws are the result of the special session called to address the Keystone XL pipeline route, which was the subject of much concern and speculation as its original route passed over the Sand Hills and thus traveled over the Ogallala Aquifer, which supplies a huge amount of water for both irrigation and public drinking supplies.
last revised November 2011