Protesters who support climate change legislation and who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project are marching across the country today.
A group of protesters led by BOLD Nebraska will march to the state capital in Lincoln. BOLD spokeswoman Jane Kleeb says they’re delivering 1,000 petition signatures which ask the governor to disclose the contents of oil trains and oil pipelines.
Kleeb says opposition to TransCanada’s XL pipeline project is growing, but she doesn’t expect a decision from President Obama on the project anytime soon.
She says a decision is unlikely prior to the November election as TransCanada no longer has a valid permit in South Dakota, as well as Nebraska, issues she says won’t be quickly resolved.
Kleeb says the Nebraska Supreme Court on September 5th will hear a case involving a state law that allowed the routing of the Keystone XL project through Nebraska.
That law was thrown out by a lower court judge’s decision and has been appealed to the state’s highest court.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton