More than that.
The ranchers in Nebraska have been burned by pipelines before. You don't want a massive spill on your land, and the FedGov coming in and say that the rancher has to deal with it. Or the pumping company pulling out after the leak.
This is right over the biggest aquifer in the US, and the ranchers have a history of getting burned. Honestly, I can't blame them for being paranoid.
posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:44 AM PST
("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
By any measure, pipelines are the safest and least environmental damaging way to transport oil, gas or product.
As a Texas landowner who has pipelines across my property, most of the “situations” between rancher/landowners and pipelines are more to do with money.
posted on 02/13/2013 11:35:56 AM PST
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The aquifer is irrelevant. Check with the Nebraska hydrogeologists. This is about political payoffs. If "Nebraska ranchers" got burned in the past, they needed better lawyers not green weenies and mindless obstructionists.
This is right over the biggest aquifer in the US, and the ranchers have a history of getting burned.
The aquifer is not at risk. Oil is, after all, lighter than water.
posted on 02/13/2013 7:02:51 PM PST
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