The Weight of Thought

The oil company behind a project that caused widespread outrage across the country has announced plans to reroute the $7-billion Keystone pipeline in the state of Nebraska.

Citing mass environmental concerns, the project has attracted massive opposition from advocates across America who have been arrested in droves for protesting the pipeline in Washington DC among other cities coast-to-coast.

The scheduled layout of the Keystone XL pipeline near the environmentally significant Sandhills area of Nebraska caused national controversy as advocates against the proposal complained of the impact the system would have on the underground waters supply that feeds nearly a dozen states within the country. The US State Department last week announced that the project in its previous state would be delayed while they assessed the impact of the pipeline on the environment, and now TransCanada, the company behind the project, says that they are considering alternative routes for the plan.