By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Nebraskans are still waiting for a federal decision on a revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline.
In the meantime, residents are still trying to understand the impact of the pipeline. Governor Dave Heineman recently signed off on a new route that's supposed to skirt the sand hills.
However, some are still concerned about the pipeline's potential to leak into the Ogallala aquifer. The Governor says any leaks would be minimal, and the benefits outweigh the concerns.
"We're still concerned about that. You're always concerned about that, but at the end of the day we had to make a decision. If you look at the issues of energy independence, economic impact, and the environment, this was the way I thought would be best for our state," Heineman said.
Two groups that oppose the pipeline are hosting an informational meeting for the public Saturday in Creighton, Nebraska.
Topics to be discussed include tar sands, property rights, and water impact.
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