A group of Nebraska lawmakers will meet with a Canadian pipeline company official to discuss concerns about the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state.
Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood and state Sens. Chris Langemeier, Annette Dubas and Kate Sullivan will meet with Alex Pourbaix, president of TransCanada Corp.'s energy and oil pipelines, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Norfolk.
Flood announced the meeting at a news conference last week, hours after three environmental groups sued TransCanada to halt preliminary work on the proposed 1,700-mile-long oil pipeline.
Some lawmakers have called for a special legislative session to address pipeline concerns.
The pipeline has drawn opposition from those who fear it will leak and contaminate the Ogallala aquifer, which supplies drinking and irrigation water to eight states.