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Get back out of the Keystone Pipeline as this was supposed to run through this pipeline right for the state of Nebraska but it's still well that ever gets built but the environmental concerns in that state.
May be a big recent -- President Obama has scrapped for now with more on all this a first on fox interview right now with the Nebraska governor Republican.
-- -- -- -- Governor thank you very much for coming -- you would think maybe your -- the environmental concerns you must be opposed to this project.
But you're not -- -- No I'm not we we support the pipeline we wanna just -- -- very slightly we think we can do that.
I think the president should have said yes she -- the permit yesterday or conditional yes so that chance candidate could who -- Begin the process of building.
For more on the northern and southern parts of our United States.
When asked about the environmental concerns that have come up and for you to explain what -- goes on there in the state but -- not conditional yes.
What does he did say that and then they start building it.
You know to the north and to the south and they wait for things to get figured out -- your state and then something goes wrong and you're stuck with a half built pipeline.
You know I understand that concern but TransCanada is willing to take that risk secondly I would share with you.
The change we're making in the route is to a less environmentally sensitive area than the one that the department states basically already approved.
So it was just a matter of going through the supplemental environmental impact statement I believe we're gonna get to yes it'll be -- -- outside of the sand hills.
So that there's no reason whatsoever my opinion.
With the president so -- said yes because what he did yesterday.
He essentially said no -- American jobs and yes to a greater dependence on Middle Eastern oil he's got that backwards what's that.
New route by the way take people who aren't familiar with your state through that first of all are the environmental concerns that have been raised.
-- so how how how do you plan to get around them.
I believe the environmental concerns -- were raised in our state are very legitimate to go through the very sensitive.
Sand hills area of our state deal rely -- -- for.
We had a special legislative session that said it needed to be moved outside of the sand hills area that's a slight.
We believe we -- -- -- process done within the next next six to eight months there's no doubt in my mind about that in again.
I fully expect that that'll be a positive report.
In what -- candidate willing to go ahead and move forward the president could have said yes it would have been the better alternative for American in my opinion now that this project though is at best on hold what's the economic impact.
On your state when he was out on.
Well we lose out on jobs like everywhere else now I'm very very fortunate in our state we have the second lowest unemployment rate.
In America four point 1%.
But even that were concerned about the greater good for America reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Put Americans back to work and affects more than our state.
There are number of other states and so again I think the focus when the national unemployment rates eight and -- half percent.
We -- -- overcome any safety concerns we should approve -- how pipeline it's important for a country how significant from.
The point of view of jobs governor though was this on the one side you say it's 20000 total not just your state and all over and on the other side of the aisle they're arguing now now it's more like 6000.
You seen any numbers that you trust.
Well I would just put it this way whether 6000 or 40000 that's a lot of jobs.
It has the people who are working today within they'd like to have one of those jobs and they'll tell you -- answer that as yes I'd like to get to work -- -- support my family.
Tell me what's gonna happen tell me how all this and it's because.
Even on the president.
Rejected this for now pieces because there there was a deadline put in place an artificial deadline or we're gonna be able to meet that.
Hasn't ruled it out of course is an election year in the environmental concerns are all part of that as well we understand that.
But what how is this all going to end will this -- get built and if so when.
You know I don't know I'll try to do my best job of -- hopefully what might happen.
TransCanada is it is willing -- re apply.
I think that's -- and delay it further but they think they can still Begin construction apparently a couple years down the road.
Vs right now so we're gonna continue to work with the administration.
I would have the opportunity in my role as the chair of the National Governors Association.
To be with the president late February and a little personally talked to about the fact.
We need to get this pipeline project moving forward not that's the key state Nebraska amnesty governor Republican Dave -- and he supports it and thank you governor for joining us today we.
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