|Pipelines Already Crossing the Ogallala Aquifer from South |
Dakota to Texas
From his message, it appears that the is grasping for any legislation that might be held to be legal and could have an impact on the routing.
Given Senator Floods well researched efforts and his letter last week suggesting that a special session wouldn't make sense, we just wonder what the governor thinks can be done.
It seems to us that if the governor wants something done he ought to be prepared to submit his version of the legislation he thinks can pass and actually accomplish something.
We continue to believe the governor has been duped by this anti-pipeline, anti-tar sands Jane Fleming Kleeb Bold Nebraska mentality. The anti-pipeline folks want one thing--NO PIPELINE AT ALL! NO TAR SAND OIL.
The Governor's Press Release:
"Nebraska to Hold Special Session Regarding Oil Pipelines
|Gov. Heineman and Unicameral to Seek Solution on Pipeline Siting|
“The key decision for current pipeline discussions is the permitting decision that will be made by the Obama Administration, which is why I have urged President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to deny the permit,” said Gov. Heineman. “However, I believe Nebraskans are expecting our best efforts to determine if alternatives exist. Therefore, I will be calling a special session of the Nebraska Legislature to have a thoughtful and thorough public discussion about alternative solutions that could impact the route of the pipeline in a legal and constitutional manner.”
Gov. Heineman worked with State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk, Speaker of the Legislature, to set the starting date of the Special Session for Nov. 1."