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February 2, 2014

Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Department report

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LINCOLN, Neb. —

Boettcher said he hasn’t yet decided how to proceed if the pipeline wins federal approval and construction begins in Nebraska.

“We’re not trying to hold up progress,” he said. “We’re trying to stand up for what our forefathers fought for. When we’ve lived here for so many generations, and someone comes in and says we’re going to stick this pipeline in whether you like it or not — that’s a violation of our rights.”

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Associated Press writers Carson Walker in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Maria Sudekum in Kansas City, Mo.; Ramit Plushnick-Masti in Houston; and Tom Beaumont in Des Moines, Iowa, contributed to this report.

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