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Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit can move forward in Nebraska

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A judge rules opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can move forward with their legal challenge. A judge rules opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can move forward with their legal challenge.
LINCOLN, NE (AP) -

A judge rules opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can move forward with their legal challenge.

They're fighting a state law that paved the way for a new project route.    

The lawsuit filed by three landowners states that Governor Dave Heineman decision to approve a new pipeline route was rooted in an unconstitutional state law.

The law was passed during a special legislative session in 2011 as a way to reroute the pipeline away from Nebraska's environmentally sensitive Sandhills.
 

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