On Wednesday, May 3rd, several hundred Pipeline Fighters and landowners showed up in force to testify at the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s 10-hour public meeting on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Pipeline opponents “steeply outnumbered” those who spoke in favor of KXL, the Omaha World-Herald reported, and 135 people in total stood to testify during the meeting that lasted from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Holthus Convention Center in York, about an hour west of Lincoln.
The PSC confirmed it will hold another “public meeting” before the August 7-11 intervenor proceedings; many who spoke asked for a meeting in Atkinson. The PSC said it was still ‘planning’ this upcoming meeting, and will put out a press release with details.
Here are the photos that Alex Matzke took for us at the hearing:
Lincoln Journal Star: Hundreds show up to take stand on Keystone XL
Omaha World-Herald: Supporters, opponents bring familiar arguments to 10-hour public hearing on Keystone XL pipeline
DailyKos: 5 Nebraskans whose Single Action Will Change the World Heard from the Public Yesterday
Scottsbluff Star-Herald: Public Service Commission holds hearing on proposed Keystone XL route
KETV: Dozens testify for, against Keystone XL Pipeline
VIDEO: Bold live-streamed most of the 10-hour public hearing on Facebook