As I predicted (note last paragraph through the link), the Nebraska Legislature/TransCanada deal won't move Keystone XL anywhere near far enough to get it off the shallow water tables common in that part of the state. And it will still run across privately owned ranch-land; just not the same privately owned ranch-land as it would have crossed with the route as currently proposed. From the POV of John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmer's Union, who has been fighting TransCanada on behalf of Nebraska ranchers, "...we've sort of traded one set of landowners for another."
So in 2013, when it comes time for the Obama administration to give the project a final yeah or nay, it will still be opposed by the Farmer's Union and the other local groups who fought it this time. And we know Mr. McKibbon's people will still be there. By no means is this the slam dunk some have portrayed it as.
Meanwhile, I think this piece gives a good summary of what the Northern Gateway pipeline in B.C. is up against. Its not just the First Nations and kids with nose rings/green hair that are against it; Rafe Mair is prepared to die. In fact, a couple of municipal pols have already lost their jobs in last week's municipal elections for not declaring their opposition.