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Nebraska Supreme Court backs Keystone XL pipeline route

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday reversed a lower court that had blocked a route for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

The decision appeared to boost TransCanada Corp and its claim to build a crude oil pipeline across the state by leaving in place earlier legislation that blessed a pipeline route.

(Reporting By Aruna Viswanatha and Patrick Rucker)