Senators are passing on first round the creation of the hazardous liquid pipeline reclamation and recovery act. The act would ensure that no pipeline, such as the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, can be built unless the Nebraska Public Service commission has determined the pipeline carrier has sufficient financial responsibility in the case of damages. Senator Tony Fulton of Lincoln wants to be sure we are planning ahead.
“And when a company from another country has the ability to come in and initimidate and take what is not theirs, we have an obligation to say something.”
Senator Bill Avery of Lincoln wonders if this is the best the legislature can do to ensure safety or if it is the most they are willing to do. He says other states are doing much more for their citizens protection.