Nebraska Officials To Announce Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday in Nebraska, regulators are deciding whether to approve a multi-million dollar expansion for the Keystone Pipeline, called Keystone XL.

This comes days after more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked from the pipeline in South Dakota.

Right now, the Keystone Pipeline runs from Canada to Texas.

The state of Nebraska is expected to announce Monday whether it will allow Trans-Canada to build another pipeline through their state.

Earlier this year, President Trump granted Trans-Canada a federal permit, reversing a decision by the Obama Administration to reject it.

If the expansion is approved by Nebraska, the controversial pipeline will carry nearly 830,000 barrels of oil a day through three states.

Nebraska officials say the spill in South Dakota will not affect their decision on whether to move forward with the expansion.

But critics say the recent leak is proof of the danger posed by the pipelines.