Author: Malinda Frevert

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Approval Amendment

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The Senate voted down an amendment that would have given immediate approval to the Keystone XL export pipeline. Jane Kleeb, our Executive Director, made the following statement: “Today’s vote is an official record of who sides with Nebraskans, our land and water and who sides with TransCanada and their Big Oil allies. “We specifically want to […]
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Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks on Lakota land

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Editor’s note: This piece was originally published last night on http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com and was written by Brenda Norrell of Censored News. Lakotas Alex White Plume, Debra White Plume, Andrew Ironshell, Sam Long Black Cat and Don Iron Shell, were arrested at a blockade of tarsands pipeline trucks. Debra White Plume, released from jail in Kyle, South Dakota, said Monday night, […]
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Take Action: Protect Our Right to Vote

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Senator Janssen and Schilz are still pushing their voter suppression bill, LB 239. The bill not only will decrease the vote, it will cost taxpayers and local counties hundreds of thousands of dollars for a problem that doesn’t even exist in our state.  Senator Schilz has prioritized the voter ID bill which means it could […]
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A Bold Win Against Big Oil

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Editor’s Note: This article written by Madeline Ostrander originally appeared online at YesMagazine.org. It is also the cover story for the 2012 Spring edition of YES! Magazine. In modern life, a David versus Goliath conflict rarely ends as neatly as the story—especially when the Goliath is a $7 billion energy project backed by major oil-industry […]
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24 Hours. 770,000 Grassroots Americans Push Back.

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In a 24-hour period beginning at 11am CT yesterday, a coalition of over 40 organizations and businesses — from CREDO Mobile to Bold Nebraska to Patagonia — launched a 24 hour “signature bomb” with the goal of sending the Senate over 500,000 messages opposing Keystone XL and urging Senators to block any amendments that would […]
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24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline

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Sign the Petition Bold is joining almost 40 national and state advocacy organizations and businesses that are planning a massive online day of action on Monday to oppose efforts to overturn President’s Obama’s decision and resurrect the Keystone XL pipeline. We’re calling it “24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline,” and our goal is to send […]
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Lee’s Terry-ble Bill

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance Rep. Lee Terry’s bill that would require Federal Energy Regulator Commission (FERC) to approve the (already denied) Keystone XL pipeline in 30 days. In short, it’s awful. We never thought we would say this, but we actually miss the days when Lee Terry did nothing on […]
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Heineman Agrees with Obama

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In yesterday’s House markup meeting on Lee Terry’s pipeline bill, we noticed that Rep. Terry liked to mention how the NRDC and Sierra Club asked President Obama to stop Keystone XL. But Terry nevers mentions that thousands of Nebraskans and our own Governor Heineman also asked the President to deny the permit. Terry’s selective memory […]
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Obama’s Energy Edge, GOP Chasing Unicorns

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Nebraskans know the Congressional Republicans are trying to use the KXL pipeline against President Obama. Nebraskans know better and know the President did the right thing by denying the Keystone XL pipeline. Using false arguments about jobs and energy security, Congressional Republicans think they can take Obama down a notch or cost him the whole […]
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