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Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, right, speaks in front of Federal Court in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, with Noah Greenwood, endangered species program director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Three groups, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth plan to file a lawsuit in federal court in Omaha, against TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, saying TransCanada has illegally cleared a 100-mile pipeline corridor through the Nebraska Sandhills, despite a federal law that prevents the launch of projects before they receive approval. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Photo by: Nati Harnik
Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, right, speaks in front of Federal Court in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, with Noah Greenwood, endangered species program director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Three groups, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth plan to file a lawsuit in federal court in Omaha, against TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, saying TransCanada has illegally cleared a 100-mile pipeline corridor through the Nebraska Sandhills, despite a federal law that prevents the launch of projects before they receive approval. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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