TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

By: MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
By: MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. says it has submitted a new application for the project after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.

TransCanada says it filed a new application Friday for the project to carry oil from western Canada to Steele City, Neb., to link up there with other pipelines to carry oil to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

President Barack Obama blocked the project earlier this year, citing uncertainty over the Nebraska route, and drawing fire from Republicans. TransCanada proposed a new route last month that would veer east around the groundwater-rich Sandhills region.

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  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    Obama has already blocked this once as part of his job destroying, socialist agenda. However, since he is up for re-election, maybe he will approve it. It is pretty obvious to all but the most ignorant that he will do anything to get re-elected. It's kind of odd that all of the sudden he is SO concerned about giving illegal aliens citizenship, worried about student loan rates (even though students can find no jobs), etc. Could all of this sudden interest in these people be because it is time for re-election? I think the answer is clear!!!
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      by Joey on May 7, 2012 at 05:50 PM in reply to
      What is clear is that when the first application was turned down, Obama indicated the pipeleine would likely get approved if they reapplied using an alternative route. In fact, part of the pipeline is already approved. The original rejection took place in an election year, and likely approval of the new application will also. So what? When hasn't stuff happened in an election year? Sometimes you are hilarious, Anonymomo. As if anyone miffed about the orgiginal rejection would have voted for Obama had he ignored the desires of the people of Nebraska, and approved the old route. Besides Anonymomo, Obama isn't going to spend much time trying to convince Teanazis such as yourself to vote for him, illegals don't vote, and most students (with or without loans)will vote for him anyway.
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