Governor Meets With TransCanada Officials
LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he has urged a Canadian energy company to reroute a proposed oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala Aquifer. Heineman told reporters today he has had "very candid and very direct" conversations with TransCanada executives twice in the last ten days. He says he warned company officials about growing in-state opposition to the proposed route. Heineman has urged federal officials to reject the pipeline unless another route is chosen. Pipeline opponents have urged Heineman to call a special legislative session so lawmakers can regulate where the line runs. Heineman said lawmakers missed their chance this year and don't have the votes.