FUTURE OF KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE BECOMES MORE MUDDLED AFTER LATEST DECISION BY NEBRASKA PSC

In a unanimous vote this Tuesday the Nebraska Public Service Commission rejections motions from both TransCanada and the Sierra Club to clarify what the PSC had granted TransCanada when they had approved an alternate route last month. The commission also rejected motions made by TransCanada to amend its application in order address some questions and prevent litigation. A motion made by the Sierra Club to nullify the previous approval was also rejected by the commission. Robyn Tyvser, a TransCanada spokesperson, said the company is “going to take some time to review today’s decision and determine our next step.” All parties involved have 30 days to file with the Nebraska Court of Appeals if they wish to appeal the PSC’s decision. That process though would likely take a couple of years.