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Nebraska Taxi Cab Commission Could Derail Keystone XL Pipeline Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Nov 16, 2014, 09:17 PM

$ 1Abaxiomaha.jpgThe Nebraska Taxi Cab Commission is demanding veto powers over possible construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline by TransCanada that would likely transport oil from Canada to Texas refineries. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins."

Randy Thompson, a Nebraskan taxi cab driver, is quoted as saying that, "I don't know if they think they can just override Nebraska. If we win our case, I assume TransCanada is going to have to go back to the drawing board." 

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "The Nebraska Supreme Court is expected to rule within weeks on whether the Nebraska Public Service Commission must review the pipeline before it can cross the state, one of six on the pipeline's route. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gave the green light in January 2013 without the panel's involvement." 

Railroad tycoon Warren Buffett hails from Omaha, Nebraska and has generated billions of dollars in his pockets by preventing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and forcing energy companies to transport oil on his trains.

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