Yes, I got that, it’s from the article.
Your suggestion that the State Dept. is waiting for study results, and in particular, the border crossing is something I’m not aware of.
"In a letter to the State Department explaining his decision, Heineman cited the points made in the state Department of Environmental Quality report, which said the new route avoids the ecologically fragile Sandhills but still crosses portions of the Ogallala Aquifer but that any oil spill should be localized and TransCanada would be responsible for any cleanup. He noted construction of the pipeline is expected to create $418 million in economic benefits, according to the $5 million DEQ study, which was largely paid for by TransCanada."