POSTED: Jun 29, 2012, 08:38 AM
Posted In: , TransCanada Pipeline, Sen. Haar
Citizens, landowners, ranchers, farmers, cheese makers and tankers are all coming together to honor State Senator Ken Haar for his work protecting the Ogallala Aquifer. Sen. Haar was the force behind a Special Session on the pipeline and continues to make sure the proper laws get put in place to protect our land and water.
Now it's time for the Pipeline Fighters and the Sandhills Lovers to stand with Sen. Haar.
CONTINUE: Friday: Sandhills Fundraiser for Ken Haar »
POSTED: Jun 28, 2012, 01:41 AM
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The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate.
Bold Nebraska's reaction to the ruling is simple:
CONTINUE: Statement on Health Reform: Supreme Court Ruling »
POSTED: Jun 22, 2012, 10:51 AM
Posted In: , TransCanada Pipeline, Rep. Lee Terry
Filing an amendment in Congress is easy. Constructing, operating, and maintaining a functioning and hazard-free pipeline is pretty damn hard (just ask Canada or the communities in the US facing the clean-up of oil spills).
Rep. Lee Terry can’t even successfully file an amendment to greenlight and rush TransCanada's Keystone XL tarsands export pipeline, yet they want all of us to trust them to make important pipeline decisions?
CONTINUE: Amendments are Easy. Pipelines are Hard. »
POSTED: Jun 09, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Reporters from the Toronto Star traveled the proposed TransCanada pipeline route to talk with landowners and citizens.
Watch the video from their trip, it's 13 minutes and profiles Nebraskans and our friend Paul up in North Dakota.
CONTINUE: Toronto Star Travels to Sandhills and Pipeline Route »
POSTED: Jun 08, 2012, 12:59 PM
Posted In: , TransCanada pipeline, Netroots Nation
Each week, Bold and allied groups recap news and actions related to the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL tarsands pipeline. A new report is more cause for concern regarding inland oil spills, the President speaks out on the pipeline and Republicans continue to slow negotiations on the transportation bill with their misguided insistence that fast-tracking TransCanada's tarsands pipeline be included...those stories and more below!
Weekly Action Ideas:
CONTINUE: Weekly Pipeline Recap »
POSTED: Jun 07, 2012, 08:29 AM
Posted In: , TransCanada Pipeline, Netroots Nation
Update: Thanks for all the tweets during the talk. If you are new to the Bold site, here are a few links to get you going on helping us stop the TransCanada pipeline.
NEAT: New group helping put the power back in the hands of landowners when it comes to legal aspects and land easements. Landowners and citizens not in the pipeline route also encouraged to be supporters of NEAT. Most critical right now, do NOT let TransCanada or DEQ on your land.
CONTINUE: Pipeline Panel at Netroots Nation »
POSTED: Jun 04, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Do you think it is fair one of Nebraska’s largest employers currently denies some employees access to basic employment benefits? We don’t. But at the University of Nebraska employees are treated differently based on martial status and sexual orientation when it comes insurance for their partners.
Luckily, adding an Employee Plus One (E+1) benefit, a policy that would allow unmarried partners living together to share health insurance, would change that. It is all up to the NU Board of Regents.
As NU President, JB Milliken, explains, “We should provide [these] benefits not only to be competitive in attracting and keeping top faculty and staff, but because treating our employees equitably is the right thing to do.”
We couldn’t agree more. So please, help Nebraska take a step towards our state motto—equality before the law.
The NU Board of Regents vote on Employee Plus One benefits THIS FRIDAY, June 8th. We need YOU to call or email your regent and tell him that you support this policy.
CONTINUE: Fight for Fairness at University of Nebraska »
POSTED: Jun 04, 2012, 10:18 AM
Posted In: , TransCanada Pipeline
On June 4, diverse groups from around the world will black out their websites and post images in a symbolic protest of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government’s attack on transparent environmental reviews, land, water and democracy.
The attacks come in a sweeping budget legislation that, to prevent debate, touches on everything from environmental rules to immigration; pensions to student groups. Its unprecedented scope has been roundly condemned by voices from the left and right as fundamentally undemocratic. Parliamentary debate has also been shortened by Harper.
CONTINUE: Standing with Canada »