STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Ben Nelson's decision
Sen. Ben Nelson is walking away instead of being carried out on his shield.
Nelson, a conservative Democrat from Nebraska, announced Tuesday that he will not seek a third term. Since Nebraska has til... Posted on 12/27/11 at 5:35 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure that would trigger an environmental review of proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline routes within Nebraska has won first-round legislative approval, despite criticism that state taxpayers will foot the bill.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska rancher Bruce Boettcher was ecstatic when he learned the rumors swirling out of Washington were true: plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas in his state could be avoided.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's sovereign immunity would protect the state from costly lawsuits if officials diverted a crude oil pipeline away from the ecologically sensitive Sandhills, a leading project opponent said Monday.
HOUSTON — TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline may be threatened by legislation in Nebraska that would re-route the $7 billion project designed to bring Canadian crude to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said Monday he will call a special legislative session that could allow lawmakers to challenge the route of a massive transnational oil pipeline, despite uncertainty about whether such an effort will succeed or stand up in court.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — After a largely amicable first round of public hearings into a proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, officials from the U.S. State Department could encounter much fiercer resistance Tuesday during a listening session in Nebraska.
Wagner’s two-time defending state wrestling champion Robert Kokesh signed with the University of Nebraska, it was announced by the university Friday.
Kokesh won the 160-pound Class B state championship as a junior and the 145-pound state championship as a sophomore, losing only once in that time span.
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