Jane Kleeb was about as blunt as you can get.
“TransCanada fumbled things from the beginning,” the Nebraskan activist said. “If they would have listened to the majority of Nebraskans they would have had that pipeline in the ground. Now no route is a good route for us.”
Sept. 17, 2008, when TransCanada filed its first application for a presidential permit for the 1,900-kilometre Keystone XL pipeline, it looked like a no-brainer. In a country obsessed with energy security, Keystone offered a dependable supply of Canadian heavy oil for decades to come. Keystone One had been approved without a glitch. So why not Keystone XL?