U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement after Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved the new route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state following an environmental impact study by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality:
"I am pleased that Nebraska experts and leaders have examined and now approved a new route through our state for the Keystone XL pipeline. This important project will create jobs and increase our energy supply. With Governor Heineman's approval now conveyed to President Obama, it is time to give it the final green light. I hope President Obama will swiftly approve the project so we can take a significant step forward in meeting our energy needs."