Nebraska is one of the states most powerfully affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed route cuts through the Sand Hills region and the Ogallala Aquifer, which carries the potential for serious environmental damage in the event of a spill. Nebraska residents have been high-profile participants in the ongoing tar sands actions in front of the White House. But I’ll bet even they never expected their Republican governor to sign on to their cause.
I can’t remember any other GOP politician coming out against the tar sands pipeline.