They're worried about TransCanada up north as well
WASHINGTON — Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns is asking the U.S. State Department whether it has adequately addressed alternate routes for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
In a news release Thursday, the Republican says in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he's seeking assurances that the State Department has adequately examined alternate routes.
He told Clinton that the current route could pose oil-leak dangers to the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska as it runs south from Canada to hook up with another pipeline in Kansas and move oil down to Oklahoma and Texas.
TransCanada has said its pipeline would not harm the environment.
The State Department has jurisdiction because the pipeline crosses an international border.