A 2011 Nebraska law prevents the state's Public Service Commission from factoring pipeline safety and leaks into its decision.
It's the end of the line for the Keystone pipeline (probably), but not for battles over tar sands and climate.
In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it.
Our neighbor to the north’s once-celebrated record of environmental science research and climate change policy has been thoroughly turned on its head over the past decade. And tense negotiations over the Keystone XL pipeline may have damaged Canada’s relationship with the U.S.