LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska.
But in filing an application Monday for the same proposed path with a state pipeline regulator, TransCanada could create another round of lengthy delays in an already drawn-out process.
It indicates a new push for the federally delayed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline in a state where opponents have repeatedly thwarted efforts to complete it.
Former Gov. Dave Heineman approved the project in 2013 under a state law that allowed TransCanada to use eminent domain against holdout landowners, but opponents sued. The project has been mired in the courts ever since.
The Public Service Commission could be another avenue for route approval, though its decision can be appealed.