A Long and Winding Pipe
Meet the Inexperienced, Possibly Corrupt Review Board That Could Kill Keystone
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  • Boritz

    There was an energy summit hosted by the Bush White House. Bush and Cheney met with petroleum executives to the outrage of the Left. How dare they invite oil big wigs to an energy summit. What sense did that make? Invite experts in the energy field for crying out loud. By that standard Nebraska has it all under control.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    This is interstate commerce (a federal prerogative), state governments should have no say at all in regulating interstate pipelines.

  • Corlyss

    Sort of reminds me of the oil pipeline company that wanted to bid on an IRS contract for mail-handling services.

  • free_agent

    You write, “three quarters of all reported donations to incumbent Nebraska commissioners were from regulated companies or people connected to them”.

    Buried in this is the implication that the commissioners are elected, not appointed. Presumably they are elected to ensure that they are answerable to the people, and not political interests. Maybe it doesn’t work out that way in practice! But given how high-profile the Keystone pipeline is, I suspect that the commissioners will measure public sentiment quite carefully.

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