The Advocate’s “Our Views” on the Keystone pipeline read like a partisan blog.
I suggest you do more research and less propaganda. Having worked in the industry surveying pipeline routes for cultural resources, endangered species, etc., I can say that often a proposed pipeline is rerouted several times for numerous reasons. In the case of Nebraska, the state refused to let the pipeline go through unique sand dune country, and the company had to find another way. Apparently they failed and now want to use their original route. President Barack Obama has not held the pipeline up; environmental concerns by Nebraska have.
In this age where Republicans scream “states’ rights” right and left, they are blatantly ignoring the fact that even if the State Department OK’d the pipeline tomorrow, it could not proceed without the approval of each state that it passes through. Do the research.