By Laura Barron-Lopez - 12/19/14 09:54 AM EST
The Nebraska Supreme Court did not issue a ruling on a section of the Keystone XL oil pipeline’s fate on Friday, putting off any decision until next year.
State officials are challenging a lower court’s ruling that struck down a 2012 law allowing Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) to green-light Keystone’s route.
While observers expect a ruling to come sooner rather than later, they could be waiting until summer.
Until the court makes a decision, the federal review of the $8 billion project is likely to remain in limbo at the State Department.
The administration decided to freeze its interagency review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline in April, citing the Nebraska case.