TransCanada submits new application for pipeline

By:  Newsroom

The disputed Keystone XL pipeline route would carry oil cross Nebraska.

TransCanada says it has submitted a new application for the project after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.  Although the route avoids most of the Sandhills in Nebraska, opponents of the pipeline says it still cross the Ogallala Aquifer.

The pipeline would carry oil underground from western Canada to Steele City, Neb., to link up there with other pipelines to carry oil to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

President Barack Obama blocked the project earlier this year, citing uncertainty over the Nebraska route, and drawing fire from Republicans. TransCanada proposed a new route last month.