The Major Oil Pipeline Siting Program carries out the Commission’s responsibilities established in the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act at Neb. Rev. Stat. sec. 57-1401 et seq., namely to ensure the welfare of Nebraskans, including protection of property rights, aesthetic values, and economic interests; to consider the lawful protection of Nebraska's natural resources in determining the location of routes of major oil pipelines within Nebraska; to ensure that a major oil pipeline is not constructed within Nebraska without receiving the approval of the commission under section 57-1408; to ensure that the location of routes for major oil pipelines is in compliance with Nebraska law; and to ensure that a coordinated and efficient method for the authorization of such construction is provided.