August 6, 2018

State Department Finds Would Have Negligible To Minor Effects On Nebraska Environment

The U.S. Department of States has released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska. The public has until August 29 to comment on the report.

As Bloomberg reports, the department found “The alternate route that Nebraska regulators approved for the line would have minor to moderate effects on three of the eight environmental categories the department assessed, with minor impacts on three others and a negligible effect on one.” Specifically, the report found the development would have minor to moderate effects on noise and vibration, water resources, and biological resources; minor effects on soils, air quality, and cultural resources; and negligible impacts on land use, recreation, and visual resources.

The Metals Service Center Institute supports development of the Keystone Pipeline.