The Nebraska Public Service Commission has set a hearing to be held in August on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route.
The commission will hold a five-day public hearing Aug. 7-11 in Lincoln. It will decide afterward whether to approve the route as requested by developer TransCanada.
The $8 billion pipeline would carry oil from Alberta, Canada through Montana and South Dakota before reaching existing pipelines in Nebraska. Those lines would carry the oil south to Cushing, Oklahoma and eventually through the already-completed Keystone Pipeline in Oklahoma.