Author: Jane Kleeb

Bring It On, Boehner

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The TransCanada pipeline is a scam. Keystone XL is an export pipeline that bails out Canada’s risky tar sands investment while using Nebraska as a middle man to get foriegn oil to foreign markets. Farming and ranching families have seen their livelihoods pushed to the sidelines for Big Oil profits. Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner stands with […]
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Action: Urge President Obama, Deny Pipeline for Our Families

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Take action over the next four days–email, call and tweet President Obama asking him to be our families’ champion and deny the pipeline permit. The Senate passed the middle-class tax bill and the House will likely vote on the bill Monday which means the President will sign the bill by Tuesday. Big Oil Senators and […]
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Press Statement: Nebraskans Urge President and Congress Work a Day in Our Boots, Deny the Pipeline

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As Nebraskans watch politicians in DC stand with Big Oil instead of landowners, we have one request: before you decide on whether to grant or deny the Keystone XL permit, work a day in our boots. “We have been on the frontlines of this fight from day one,” said Randy Thompson, Nebraska landowner. “We’re wondering […]
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Fortenberry Represents Nebraska while Terry and Smith Represent TransCanada

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Last night the House of Representatives passed a payroll tax bill that contained a rider to rush a pipeline decision in 60 days. The rider was actively pushed by Rep. Terry. Both Rep. Smith and Rep. Terry voted for the bill, while Rep. Fortenberry voted against the bill. “We applaud Rep. Fortenberry for standing up […]
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GOP Makes Pipeline Shovel Ready for the Grave

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The last time Rep. Boehner was in Nebraska¬†he was golfing and making bets with Gov. Heineman and staff from the newly named pipeline consultant HDR (yep, the company hired to study new Keystone XL routes in our state). Maybe Rep. Boehner needs to come back to Nebraska and instead of golfing in the Sandhills with […]
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Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Pipeline Wrap-Up

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We fought long and hard leading up to and during the Pipeline Special Session. Every single citizen who wrote, called, emailed, attended, and brought friends to all the different events should look in the mirror tonight and remind yourself…you are a pipeline fighter, you are a Sandhills lover, you protected our land and water.¬† It […]
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Why We Must Include Language to Protect Sandhills (updated)

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Editor’s Update, 11/17/2011, 5pm: Senator Haar introduced and withdrew an amendment that would have designated the Sandhills as an “avoidance area” this morning on the floor. While we wish this could have been accomplished during the special session, we look forward to Senators Haar and Schilz brining up the critical issue of protecting the Sandhills […]
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Pipeline Bill Advances

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Late Wednesday evening, the Natural Resources Committee advanced a bill to set forth regulations on pipeline routing. The bill, which will be available on Thursday morning, was mostly Senator Langemeier’s bill with components of Senator Dubas’ bill. “It’s the Governor’s special session and the Natural Resources Committee has advanced a bill to deal with the […]
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