York County Commissioners Reject Anti-Pipeline Resolution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The York County commissioners have rejected a resolution opposing placement of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the southeast Nebraska county.

Two commissioners supported the measure at Tuesday morning's meeting, but three opposed it.

The proposal said the York County Board of Commissioners "realizes the risks of tar sand and crude oil pipelines to our resources in York County and opposes any pipelines of this nature."

An earlier version tabled by the board at its July 9 meeting included a sentence that committed the board to using its powers to protect the county residents' health and the county's natural resources.

The Obama administration is still considering whether to approve the project, which would carry Canadian oil to Texas refineries.


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