Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday approved funding for a study that would examine an alternate route through the state for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The original route, which would have passed through the environmentally sensitive Sandhills region, was widely opposed in Nebraska. TransCanada will reimburse the state for the study, which is expected to cost $2 million. Bold Nebraska, a group that does not support the pipeline, expressed its disappointment that lawmakers were "rubber-stamping" the project without a known route.
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