Nebraska’s Supreme Court won’t stop the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.

Nebraska’s Supreme Court won’t stop the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. -

In a case brought by landowners, a majority of the court ruled this morning that a law allowing KXL to cross the state is unconstitutional. But a supermajority of five judges is needed to overturn the law, and the court fell one short. The three judges who didn’t find the law unconstitutional said the landowners lacked standing to challenge it, so they wouldn’t rule on its constitutionality. President Obama still plans to veto a KXL approval bill if the GOP-led Congress sends one to his desk before the federal environmental review process is complete, the White House saidHuffington Post

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