In an on camera (see video below) interview with Nebraska Watchdog, Heineman denounces Kleeb for “shooting her mouth off.” Kleeb tells Nebraska Watchdog that Heineman is resorting to “personal attacks to make up for his lack of leadership” on the XL issue.
On Tuesday the State Department ordered a second look at the pipeline’s current route through Nebraska’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills and Ogallala Aquifer; that decision coming while Nebraska lawmakers recently refused to add any state regulations to the project.
Heineman says he’s all for that second federal look and wants a safe route that is environmentally responsible. The Governor also says Kleeb and Bold Nebraska are “opposed to (the pipeline) no matter what.”
Meanwhile, Kleeb is upping the ante arguing that Heineman has the authority to issue an executive order moving the pipeline. Asked by Nebraska Watchdog if he has that authority and if he’d use it Heineman said “it’s very difficult for the Governor to issue an executive order that says stop it.” According to Heineman, “That’s one where Jane needs to do her homework.”
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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