Sen. Coash, once viewed as a moderate even progressive Republican (he said he supported universal health care for example), is not backing away from hosting an event with Ted Nugent.
While Nebraska Watchdog reports Sen. Coash took to Facebook to say Ted Nugent can no longer speak on his behalf, the senator has yet to say he will no longer hold any fundraisers or any other type of events with Ted Nugent.
You might have recently heard about a group called ALEC in the news. Groups in Nebraska have been working on trying to get more transparency around this group. Today, we sent an email to State Senators asking them to end their ALEC memberships.
Nebraska's DEQ just announced a series of public meetings where citizens and landowners can see detailed maps and learn about next steps in the pipeline route certification process.
We want to make sure Nebraskans know that TransCanada has NOT submitted a new federal permit application yet. The Keystone XL pipeline approval is still very much up in the air. President Obama just this week reinforced that a full review must happen before any decision is made.
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We created this new video to honor Earth Day and to be used at a conference in NY next week to tell our collective story. But most of all we created this video to say we are not done fighting and will not give up til we stop the TransCanada pipeline.
Representative Lee Terry (R-NE-2) may be a fan of the “Keystone rodeo,” but we know that only a clown could think that Nebraska can afford the risky tarsands pipeline that, if approved, could cross some our state’s most sensitive lands and our main water source, the Ogallala Aquifer.
Representative Terry and his Big Oil buddies are doing the bidding of TransCanada without caring a lick about the best interests of Nebraska landowners and citizens.
If the current U.S. system of illegal immigration was not beneficial to our economy, it would have been revised long before now. If tightening the borders and issuing work visas to sufficient numbers of immigrants helped the bottom line of U.S. businesses as much as an endless supply of cheap labor without rights, then the borders would already be tightened and the visas issued.
By extension, if the agricultural economy in Nebraska didn’t benefit from illegal immigration, surely such an anti-illegal-immigration politician as Governor Dave Heineman would have taken steps to push the country to fix the system by addressing the root causes of illegal immigration.
Routes unveiled...all of the routes still cross the Sandhills and still cross the Ogallala Aquifer. TransCanada's pipeline still carries toxic tarsands and still carries too much risk to our families and communities.
All of the routes are unacceptable and show once again we can not trust TransCanada.