A public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will be held by the State Department in Grand Island Thursday, April 18th.
The State Department says the meeting will give Nebraskans an opportunity to comment on the preliminary environmental impact study released by the department. The department released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement March 1st.
The public hearing will be held at the Heartland Events Center, 700 East Stolley Park Road in Grand Island. Registration will begin at 11 o’clock the morning of the 18th. The hearing will be held in two segments. The first will run from Noon to 3:30pm. The second will run from 4 o’clock in the afternoon until 8 o’clock that evening.
The State Department says the meeting will be a listening session. Comments will be recorded and will be taken into consideration in preparing the final version of the environmental impact study.
Comments from those who cannot attend the meeting will be accepted through April 22nd.
For details on how to submit written comments, go to the State Department Keystone XL website: keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov.
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