31 Oct '12, 9pm

Nebraska says new Keystone XL route is slightly less likely to ruin state

Nebraska says new Keystone XL route is slightly less likely to ruin state

During the most heated point in the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline last year, the state of Nebraska was poised to act as spoiler . The pipeline as initially proposed ran over Nebraska farmland, but also — critically for the region — over the Ogallala Aquifer, a pristine water source widely tapped for drinking and irrigation. Given the significant possible damage to the aquifer from a spill, TransCanada, the Canadian company that hopes to build the pipeline, proposed an alternate route. That new route avoids the Nebraska Sand Hills, a region that acts as a sort of sponge for the aquifer. Mother Nature Network describes it : [The Sand Hills] may not be as well-known as the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades or the Chesapeake Bay, but they harbor one of the most pristine wetland ecosystems in the entire Lower 48 states. Not only is the area home to swaths of unspoiled pr...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/nebraska-says-new-keystone-xl-route...

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