Pipeline Foes Finish Barn Built Where Oil Would Pass Through

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are celebrating the completion of a barn built in the project's expected path. Organizers planned several events Sunday to thank volunteers and mark the completion of the solar and wind-powered barn.

Billionaire investor and philanthropist Tom Steyer was scheduled to speak at the dedication ceremony. Steyer has spent more than $2 million fighting the pipeline that's designed to carry Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast that would pass through Nebraska.

The barn has been constructed about 15 miles northwest of York. Work began a month ago.

The groups behind the barn project say pipeline firm TransCanada will have to either destroy the barn or tweak the pipeline route if it gets permission to build the project.

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