Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will allow the state to proceed with its review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska.
The Governor signed the measure Tuesday, declaring the review process a top priority for his state.
The state review stopped in January, when President Barack Obama denied a permit for the project .
The bill will allow the Nebraska to proceed, regardless of what happens at the federal level. It will go into effect after midnight on Wednesday.
A spokesman for pipeline developer TransCanada says the company will submit a proposed new corridor through Nebraska very soon.
From the Associated Press