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Vern Meier, Vice President Pipeline Safety for TransCanada, speaks... News PhotoEnvironmental Issues,Horizontal,Nebraska,Press Conference,Talking,TransCanada Corporation,USA,Vice PresidentPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPVern Meier, Vice President Pipeline Safety for TransCanada, speaks during a press conference on April 18, 2013 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Supporters and opponents of the extension of the Keystone Pipeline, which could carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, have publicly clashed in Nebraska, where the project is very controversial because of its potential impact on the environment. Meier explained that 'Keystone is a safe link from the fields of Canadian and US oil to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.' AFP PHOTO/Guillaume Meyer (Photo credit should read Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)