On Monday, the state of Nebraska passed Legislation for the Keystone X-L pipeline to run through the state.
The narrow victory is seen as a win for pipeline supporters north and south of the border, including Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall.
Wall says although it won’t be Saskatchewan oil in the lines, it still has many positive effects on Saskatchewan.
“Our government, we’ve been working hard to champion this cause – this particular pipeline – even though there will not be Saskatchewan oil in the pipeline,” Wall said. “Here’s why, whenever we get Canadian oil to the coast, to access the international price for oil, we do better for the people of Saskatchewan.”
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The proposed pipeline would send Alberta Oil sands oil down to the Gulf of Mexico, crossing through two provinces and three states where it joins with the main Keystone pipeline on the Kansas-Nebraska border.