Author: Jane Kleeb

PETITION: Stand With Family Farmers, Not Corporate Pigs

The bill (LB 176) that would allow foreign corporations — like the Chinese-owned meatpacking company Smithfield — to own pork in Nebraska has already been approved on a first vote in the Legislature, and the second and final vote could come as early as this week. This corporate-friendly bill would put family farmers out of […]
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Update: Corporate Pig Bill Advances, Need Calls Before Final Vote

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In a move that made China-owned Smithfield happy, enough Nebraska state senators seemed to enjoy the idea of big business over what is right for Nebraska family farmers. Enough state senators voted to advance an awful bill that hurts family farmers and our water. We hit a setback on Friday when the Legislature advanced the […]
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Money Behind Corporate Pigs

A key vote is happening this week that will tell us where our Nebraska state senators stand—with foreign corporate pig producers or Nebraska family farmers. LB 176, sponsored by Sen. Schilz, would expand corporate pig factories that not only harm our water but also put at risk our strong family farmers. The bill is written […]
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Bold Nebraska Comment on Gov. Ricketts Rejecting Pres. Obama’s Invitation to Meet During Visit to Nebraska

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Comment on Gov. Ricketts Rejecting Pres. Obama’s Invitation to Meet During Visit to Nebraska Omaha — Bold Nebraska issued the following response to media reports that Governor Pete Ricketts rejected an invitation from President Obama to meet during the President’s historic […]
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Bundy is All Hat, No Cattle

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(Photo of Jane Kleeb by Mary Anne Andrei) (Cross-posted with permission from The Ed Schultz Show blog) Ammon Bundy does not care about property rights, public lands or the livelihoods of ranchers. Bundy is a coward, not brave. He is a car valet man, not a rancher. Bundy’s dad is a rancher. Nothing drives me crazier […]
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Celebrate KXL Victory + Support BOLD Next Steps

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Dear Pipeline Fighters, To celebrate our historic victory over Keystone XL this year, our designer made this awesome commemorative Keystone XL Victory “boot” Sticker: “Boots Beat Big Oil Suits.” To get your sticker, we’re asking for a suggested donation of at least $1, which covers the cost of the sticker and shipping. Everything beyond that amount […]
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Bold Nebraska Statement on Renewable Fuel Standards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2015 Contact: Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org Bold Nebraska Statement on Renewable Fuels Standard Lincoln — President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday raised the final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. “Bold Nebraska stands with Pres. Obama as he stands with farmers growing biofuels across Nebraska […]
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Guest Post by Kenny Bruno: Lessons From Behind the Scenes of KXL Campaign

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“Keystone XL Campaign: Lessons from Behind the Scenes” is a piece below that Kenny Bruno shared with me recently. His reflections are worth getting a cup of coffee and taking in the long read. No one will capture everyone’s individual experience working to stop Keystone XL, because each person came from a different place and a […]
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TransCanada’s Pause Explained with Legal Eagle Observations

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Oh TransCanada! You are at it again. Fumbling the risky Keystone XL project at every turn. TransCanada is now whining to the State Department to “pause” the entire process that has been going on since 2007 so they can “wait” on Nebraska. The truth is TransCanada sees the writing on the wall—Pres. Obama is getting […]
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