The initial phase of a Nebraska special legislative session on the Keystone XL pipeline ended November 3, with five bills filed on the state’s authority over the pipeline route. The Keystone XL pipeline is a planned crude oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to Texas. President Barack Obama said last week that the Department of State, which has default authority to decide whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, will send him a report in the next several months that will help him to decide how to proceed.