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NPPD halts construction on transmission line for pipeline

After more than two years of development work, Nebraska Public Power District has halted work on all three of its transmission lines that were associated with the TransCanada Keystone XL oil pipeline.

One of those transmission lines had been planned from Petersburg to Ericson. However, the project was canceled after a Nov. 14 announcement by TransCanada that it will seek a different route for the pipeline outside the Nebraska Sandhills.

The only continuing work on the transmission line route this week was leveling and overseeding of sites that NPPD had already purchased for substations on the line.

Details in the Nov. 30 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.

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