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TransCanada Gives Up Nebraska Easements

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In a victory for citizens, landowners and property rights advocates, TransCanada today released a press statement that said it “has begun the process of de-registering certain easements that it has acquired for its original Keystone XL Pipeline route in Nebraska.”  The holding of these easements has been a controversial topic among pipeline landowners ever since President Obama denied […]
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Know Where Your Food Comes From: Contact Sen. Johanns

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UPDATE 5/14/13 4:15 PM: We have just learned that Sen. Johanns withdrew his amendment to eliminate Country of Origin Labeling.  Thank you to all who called and wrote Sen. Johanns and other lawmakers about this important issue! In a blatant slap in the face to food producers and food consumers alike, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns […]
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Texas Landowner Files Appeal, Minnesota Tribal Members Occupy Pipeline

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In the hours before the State Department released its Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, pipeline fighters in other parts of the country were making statements of their own. In Texas, Julia Trigg Crawford filed an appeal against TransCanada, saying that the pipeline company has no right to use eminent domain […]
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Midwife/Home Birth Bill in Unicam, Hearing 3/1

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LB428, introduced by Sen. Ken Haar, will be having its hearing in the Health and Human Sevices Committee on Friday, March 1st, at 1:30 PM in room 1510. We at Bold Nebraska support LB428. From the Nebraska Friends Of Midwives (NFOM) website: WHAT IS LB 428? What will it do? LB 428 is the 2013 Legislative Bill (easy to see where “LB” […]
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Upcoming Property Rights Bills in Legislature

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There are two bills relating to property rights that will have a hearing on Tuesday, March 5th at 9:15 AM in room 1113 of the State Capitol. The first is LB 520, introduced by Sen. Mark Christensen.  LB520 would allow surveyors to lawfully access private property without securing permission of the landowner.  In the case of pipelines, […]
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UPDATE: Eminent Domain Bill Introduced in Legislature, Hearing Announced

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On January 11, 2013, District 34 Senator Annette Dubas introduced LB152, which deals with eminent domain in our state.  The simple 2-page bill, though never specifically mentioning pipelines, could have huge implications when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline and TransCanada.   The hearing for LB 152 will be held on Wednesday, January 30th, […]
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Keystone XL Infographic: Risks and Citizen Concerns Ignored

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Bold teamed up with Oil Change International to create an infographic with basic facts on the pipeline in a visual way that we can all share on Facebook, Twitter and email. The graphic was designed by fellow Nebraskan Justin Kemerling. Citizens and landowners asked us to create a visual that had the basic facts on […]
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Bold’s Submission to PSC

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Reminder: Join us at the final PSC hearing on Oct. 16, 1pm, 1200 N Street, Hearing Room 300, Lincoln / FaceBook RSVP Link *** Thank you to everyone who sent in ideas and comments to the Public Service Commission’s third set of rules and regulations for oil pipeline siting. Below you will see what Bold […]
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