SASKATOON - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by Nebraska's governor is helpful.
Wall says that means all of the governors along the route through the United States support the project and hopefully that will affect the final decision.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama saying he'll allow the pipeline to go through his state along a revised route that skirts an environmentally sensitive area.
The U.S. State Department, which has jurisdiction because the pipeline crosses an international border, is to make a recommendation to Obama.
The $7-billion pipeline would carry bitumen from Alberta's oilsands to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Wall and 10 Republican governors sent a letter to Obama last week urging him to approve the pipeline.