State senator rents land to TransCanada while negotiating
State Sen. Annette Dubas is one of four senators meeting today with the Canadian oil company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska.
She also has a conflict of interest — the Fullerton senator’s family rents and owns land that TransCanada would be building a pipeline on. Dubas disclosed this conflict of interest to the state Accountabiity & Disclosure Commission in February 2010, but said she still intended to participate in discussions about the pipeline because it’s an important issue in her district.
Dubas and three other senators are meeting with the oil company today to discuss concerns about the pipeline path — and some lawmakers want to hold a special legislative session about the pipeline, which has faced significant opposition in Nebraska.