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Should Kansans be concerned about pipeline, too?

Kansans aren't paying much attention to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, but it is a major concern in Nebraska. "The public outcry has just continued to get louder and louder, stronger and stronger," a state senator told the New York Times. GOP Gov. Dave Heineman is worried that the pipeline could leak and contaminate the Ogallala Aquifer, the region's major water supply. He called a special session of the legislature, which began this week, and wants to add standards that would give the state more control over the pipeline. But Shawn Howard, a spokesman for pipeline company TransCanada, said the planned route already has gone through governmental reviews and couldn't be redrawn at this point.

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