Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline
Nebraska regulators have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the controversial and long-delayed project to advance.
The commissioners voted 3-2 in favour of the project, which will link Canada's oil sands to US refineries.
The decision comes days after a leak in the existing Keystone network spilled roughly 5,000 barrels in South Dakota.
The pipeline is backed by US President Donald Trump but opposed by environmentalists and some landowners.
Former President Barack Obama had rejected the project in 2015 on environmental grounds, but President Trump reversed the decision... read more
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