Update: Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has filed a notice to appeal. In a statement released by Governor Dave Heineman, "I'm pleased that Attorney General Bruning is appealing this decision. This is an important issue for the state of Nebraska."
A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline to proceed through the state. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling Wednesday that invalidated Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the route. Stacy says the decision should have been made by the Nebraska Public Service Commission, which regulates pipelines and other utilities.
The ruling could cause more delays in finishing the pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries. But it’s a win for Nebraska-based pipeline opponents. They argued that Heineman exceeded his authority when he approved the route in January 2013