Trans-Canada Says Pipeline is Still On Track Despite Ruling


According to Trans-Canada, their proposedpipeline route through Nebraska is still good to go.

A spokesman for the company said lastweek's ruling to strike down the law can't be enforced because the case is onappeal. This means the ruling shouldn't affect the federal project review.

Last week a district judge ruled GovernorHeineman's approval of the route was unconstitutional, seemingly sending thepipeline back to square one.

The ruling came after three Nebraska landownerschallenged the law that gave Gov. Dave Heineman the authority to allow theTransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline to proceed with construction across Nebraska.

The court found regulatory control over pipeline companies likeTransCanada falls to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, not the governor,according to the State Constitution.