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Meeting held in Neligh, NE regarding pipeline route

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Nebraska recently unveiled a new preferred route for the state's portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

It's a TransCanada project designed to run from Canada to Texas.

The revised route would avoid the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala aquifer.

It's highlighted on this map in green.

It would run through more of Siouxland than before, connecting with the route the company had originally proposed.

One of those communities that the pipeline would run close to is Neligh, Nebraska.

Today, the Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence held a luncheon to discuss more about the proposed path and hear questions and concerns from local residents.

"I know there's risks involved. I'm worried more about the economic development or the economic incentives. And what will benefit from the pipeline going through the area," Randall Nelson, Oakdale resident.

Tonight at six, we'll show you what the experts say about the proposed project, along with more reaction from community members.

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