Representatives from the Douglas County Republican Party, TransCanada, labor unions, Americans for Prosperity and the American Petroleum Institute participated in a rally and press conference in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline today at noon.
The rally took place at the Laborer's Training Center in Omaha. It was well attended as the KXL continues to receive bi-partisan support.
Other rallys were scheduled throughout Nebraska with attendees bording buses to travel to Albion for the one and only public hearing on the KXL.
An information session is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Boone County fairgrounds in Albion. The Public Hearing at the Event Center is scheduled to begin at 6pm. Testimony will be limited to five minutes per speaker.
The Department of Environmental Quality and its contractor, HDR of Omaha, are expected to issue a final report around the end of the year. Gov. Dave Heineman, who has voiced support for the pipeline project, will then have 30 days to decide whether to approve the route.
The Obama administration has the final say on the overall pipeline project.
If you weren't able to attend the rally or hearing and wish to make a difference, please visit this link and submit a comment in support of the KXL before the end of the day today.
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