CEA Testifies In Support Of New Pipeline Route: On Tuesday, CEA Executive Vice President Michael Whatley testified at a public hearing held by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on the agency’s draft evaluation report for the Keystone XL pipeline. Concurring with the report’s findings, Whatley said in part that the draft “clearly demonstrates that the Keystone XL pipeline will be one of the safest pipelines ever constructed,” adding that naysayers “will be hard-pressed to find any legitimate flaws in either this process or in this report.” After DEQ issues a final version of the report, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will determine whether to approve the new route and allow the U.S. Department of State to proceed with its presidential permit application review.