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Nebraska County Tables An Anti-Pipeline Resolution

Nebraska County Tables An Anti-Pipeline Resolution

CREATED Jul. 10, 2013

YORK - The York County Board of Commissioners has tabled a resolution that opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through the county in eastern Nebraska.

Several dozen people crammed into the board room on Tuesday morning - some to oppose the measure and others to support it.

The resolution would have the board state its opposition to the pipeline and, should the pipeline be built, commit the board to wielding its power to protect the residents' welfare and resources.

The tabled measure will return for board reconsideration in two weeks.

The pipeline could carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast. The Obama administration is still considering whether to approve the project.

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