Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb is not pleased that the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a 2012 law that allowed the governor to approve the route for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.
Kleeb says, “The judges all ruled that the law was unconstitutional but threw it out on a technicality of standing. We needed five of the seven say that the landowners had standing. We only got four. That does leave an open door for legal issues when it comes to eminent domain.” She says that will be fought on the local level.
She says stopped the construction of the pipeline for six years and plan to continue the fight and is confident President Obama will veto any bills regarding the pipeline that land on his desk.
Kleeb says, “The president wasn’t saying if the Supreme Court ruled the route is valid and that makes the pipeline ok. What the president was saying environmental impact statement that the State Department does cannot be finalized unless a route is finalized.
The State Department can now go the president with the analysis they already have that when oil prices are this low, this type of cheap pipeline infrastructure will expand the tars sand industry, which therefore expands climate change. That is when the president will reject the pipeline.”