Keystone XL Pipeline

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Nebraska’s high court today removed one of the major hurdles blocking the Keystone XL pipeline.  The state supreme court rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents.  They want to force the developer to reapply for state approval for a pipeline route across Nebraska.

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The Nebraska Supreme Court today upheld regulators’ decision last year to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to continue to be built across Nebraska. 

The court rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents.  They want to force the developer to reapply for state approval.

For Neligh Nebraska farmer and pipeline opponent Art Tanderup, this fight is personal.  The route that runs through his land and he says it isn’t safe for the High Plains Aquifer, which supplies water to 82 percent of people who live there.  

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One of the major hurdles blocking the Keystone XL pipeline was removed today.  Nebraska's highest court rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents.  They want to force the developer to reapply for state approval.

The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the regulators in November 2017 to greenlight a route through the state. The court's decision was a victory for the $8 billion project.

Associated Press

The man who killed a former Iowa State University golfer from Spain was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  

Collin Richards pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena.

Police said Richards stabbed her on the course near the central Iowa campus in Ames and left her body in a pond.

Richards had been staying at a homeless encampment nearby.

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Environmentalists asked a federal judge today to cancel permits and other approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another legal fight over a long-delayed energy project backed by President Donald Trump.

Attorneys for the Northern Plains Resource Council, Sierra Club, and other groups filed the latest lawsuit against the $8 billion tar sands pipeline in Montana, where they've previously won favorable rulings in related cases.

Iowa Public Radio

A judge is considering his verdict regarding a 19-year-old Sioux City resident accused of stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend and another man.

Testimony ended this week in the nonjury trial of Tran Walker. He's accused of killing 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr. Police say Walker was in a car with the other two in January of last year when he stabbed Sullivan and then Negron when he tried to intervene.

Walker has pleaded not guilty to the two counts of first-degree murder.

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Mar 29, 2019

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President Donald Trump has issued a new presidential permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, two years after he first approved the long-stalled project.

The permit issued today replaces one granted in March 2017. It is intended to speed up development of the controversial pipeline, which would ship crude oil from tar sands in western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The Exchange, "Growing the Magic," and Marijuana in Iowa, 03.27.19

Mar 28, 2019

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, a new documentary by Buena Vista University students tells the story of how Disney put Mickey Mouse in an Iowa cornfield  

Also, why the Iowa legislature’s move to expand medical marijuana has some law enforcement officers concerned. 

And we talk with a man that walked the length of the route of Keystone XL Pipeline, a trip that changed his views about the people who live in the Midwest.

That and more coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at noon and Friday at nine a.m. on SPM.