Author: Amy Schaffer

Next Steps to Stop Keystone XL (Again!)

Over 150 landowners and Pipeline Fighters attended a Keystone XL pipeline community meeting in O’Neill on Jan. 30. Jane Kleeb, President of the Bold Alliance opened the meeting, and relayed that nothing about the Keystone XL pipeline “Makes America Great Again” — as the pipeline is made with foreign steel, coming from a foreign country, […]
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Bold Nebraska Files Complaint Over Conflicts of Interest in Fremont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 19 Contact: Amy Schaffer, Bold Nebraska, amy@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Files Conflict of Interest Complaints Against City of Fremont, Dodge County Government Officials Complaints filed Thursday with the Nebraska Accountability Disclosure Commission Lincoln — After working with farmers and citizens in the city of Fremont, Bold Nebraska filed multiple complaints today […]
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Submit Public Comment on Costco Chicken Factory Proposal to U.S. Army Corps

Please submit your public comment with your environmental concerns about the proposed Costco industrial chicken factory being considered in Fremont on the form below, and Bold Nebraska will deliver it to the Army Corps of Engineers. We’re urging the Army Corps to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement for the project.  (View sample comment language […]
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Bold Nebraska Supports LR 455 to Empower Nebraskans to Combat Climate Change

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Bold Nebraska supports LR 455 as it examines opportunities for Nebraskans to empower themselves to impact climate change. Whether that is in methods they use to produce food, generate power or protect the land and water. LR 455 will assess how Nebraskans can mitigate climate change to preserve their way of life while providing jobs […]
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Bold Nebraska Supports Family Ranchers and Farmers, Urges Congress to Pass Checkoff Reform

Bold Nebraska joined more than 140 organizations, ranchers, farmers and businesses this week to applaud Senators Booker and Lee for filing legislation that, when passed, will stop commodity checkoff program abuses. Checkoff programs were established to provide equal benefits to all producers of a particular commodity by using funds gained from mandatory assessments to conduct promotion […]
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Nebraska Public Service Commission Hires Former TransCanada Employee

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If past experience predicts the future, one can assume Scott Coburn was given a monetary bonus from TransCanada to secure his position as an employee for the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC).   Interestingly enough, he is taking a significant pay cut from his $120,000 job with Enbridge, where he works from home!  The Lincoln Journal […]
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TransCanada Fails the Safety Test Again: A Timeline of the South Dakota Keystone I Pipeline Spill

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Sign the Petition Calling for TransCanada to Shut Down Keystone I and Investigate Pipeline Integrity As citizens have testified over the last decade, TransCanada’s leak detection system is not fool proof–this weekend when the pipeline spilled, a landowner called in the oil sheen. TransCanada’s leak detection system which they bragged about all the time failed. […]
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