The central issue to be reviewed is who has the authority to approve the Keystone XL route — the governor or the Public Service Commission.
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Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline urged the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday to reject a challenge from landowners fighting the project’s route through the state.
Deputy Attorney General Katherine Spohn argued on behalf of Nebraska’s Gov. Dave Heineman (R) and other state officials, claiming that the landowners have no standing to challenge a law that gives the governor authority to approve the pipeline’s route.