An alternative plan for the Keystone XL pipeline
February 10, 2012
TransCanada, the company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline
from the oil sands of Canada down to the Gulf of Mexico, reportedly has an alternative route well under design
that would go around Nebraska's Sand Hills in an effort to offset concerns about the potential impact of an above-ground oil spill on the massive Ogallala Aquifer
below. The plans, according to the Omaha World-Herald, are being run up the flagpole with Nebraska state officials before further formal proposals are released.
last revised February 2012