As of today, TransCanada has no pipeline route under review in Nebraska.
The application for Keystone XL permit review has been dismissed.
Today, TransCanada requested the Nebraska Public Service Commission allow
it to dismiss its application for KXL permit review across Nebraska. The
NE PSC granted the dismissal. TransCanada has no pipeline route under
review in Nebraska at this time.
You can view the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s order here. The contents of the document state that on October 5, 2015, TransCanada
filed an application with the NE PSC seeking approval for the proposed
route of its
Keystone XL pipeline through the state of Nebraska. Today, November 18, TransCanada filed a
Motion to Dismiss that application, which was granted. The planning conference
that was scheduled for tomorrow was consequently canceled.
You can view TransCanada’s Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice here. In it, TransCanada cites The U.S. State Department’s Decision of
National Interest Determination, issued on November 6, which
denied the company’s application for presidential permit. TransCanada continued, “In light of the time requirements under
the Major Pipeline Oil Siting Act for a Commission decision, Keystone
is requesting its pending Application be dismissed without prejudice.”
In light of this, TransCanada has no pipeline route under review in Nebraska
at this time. Congratulations to our Landowner clients who intervened
in the PSC process – another victory!