Domina: Keystone XL Legal Issues Will Take Months to Resolve
OMAHA - The attorney representing landowners challenging the route of the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska doesn't expect the legal issues to be settled until the end of the year, at the earliest. A Nebraska judge has sided with the landowners in ruling that the legislature violated the state constitution in 2012 when it took pipeline routing authority from the Public Service Commission and gave it to the governor. Attorney Dave Domina, a Democratic candidate for U-S Senate, expects to win the suit, and the issue eventually to be handed back to the Public Service Commission. The State Department announced it will delay its review of TransCanada's request for a presidential permit to build Keystone XL, due to the legal issues that have cropped up in Nebraska.