04 Oct '11, 5am

Keystone XL could be a terrorist target—and more from my post in the N.Y. Times via @grist

Keystone XL could be a terrorist target—and more from my post in the N.Y. Times via @grist

Forget the tree huggers. Even many red-blooded red-staters don't trust that the Keystone XL pipeline would be safe and leak-free. Husker football fans booed a TransCanada-sponsored video at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Memorial Stadium on Sept. 10, spurring the school's athletic department to drop a sponsorship deal . Nebraska's Republican governor, Dave Heineman, is calling on the Obama administration to deny a permit for the project; the state's senators, one Republican and one Democrat, oppose it, too. And in a State Department hearing in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 27, about 80 percent of the 1,000-plus citizens in attendance were opposed to the pipeline -- despite the fact that pipeline boosters bused in sympathetic crowds from other states . A big worry is that the pipeline's proposed route through Nebraska would cross about 250 miles of the Ogallala Aquifer, the...

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