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Risen from the grave, Keystone XL pipeline again divides Nebraska

Several dozen rural landowners have resolved to resume their fight against the project

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Jim Carlson has lived all of his 62 years along the gravel roads and farm land near the Platte River. He said he turned down a roughly US$300,000 easement offer from TransCanada.

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Bill and Susan Dunavan and their land near York. Mrs Dunavan has become one of the most visible pipeline opponents, speaking to national media outlets, testifying to regulators and suing the governor.

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THE fight seemed over. Plans to bury an oil pipeline in the Nebraska dirt, through hilly grazing land near the Elkhorn River and flat expanses of corn further south, had been halted. Farmers and ranchers who spent years opposing the project moved on with their lives.

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