Author: Malinda Frevert

Being an Honorary Connecticutian

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I spent Tuesday being an honorary Connecticutian–yes, that’s the correct term. I joined a band of native Connecticutians as part of the “Take Back the Capitol” week in Washington, DC. Our group’s mission: convince Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to pass jobs legislation to put Americans back to work. I was lucky enough to be one […]
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Johanns does 180 on Keystone XL Pipeline

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Less than a month ago Senator Johanns said Congress has little role in the Keystone XL pipeline and the decision is in President Obama’s hands. However, today he did a 180 and joined a reckless group of GOP Senators on Capitol Hill looking to ram the Keystone XL pipeline down America’s throat.  Johanns is now a co-sponsor of Senator […]
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Pipeline Construction Update

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We know folks have been concerned about ongoing construction at the Ericson pump station site, especially after TransCanada agree to reroute the pipeline. We called NPPD and got you answers. Jedd Fischer, project manager for the NPPD Ericson pump station site, said that NPPD began the grading of the pump power station site prior to […]
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Citizens Celebrate Tomorrow

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Update on Time: We are hearing the Governor might sign the bills as early as 9:30am. We would like to see as many of us as possible fill the Governor’s hearing room, which is where he will sign the bills.  That room is right in his same office in the capitol. We will hold our press event right […]
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Special Session Resources

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Need your state senator’s phone number? Want to help take action on the current bills going through the Unicameral? This resource page is a one-stop-shop for all you pipeline fighters and Sandhills lovers.  The Obama Administration’s announcement that they are analyzing alternative routes and Speaker Flood’s news that TransCanada has agreed to move the route […]
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Press Release: Citizens Expect Transparent Process and Protected Sandhills

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The following press release was submitted by: Nebraska Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska, Nebraska Green Party, Audubon Nebraska, Nebraska League of Women Voters, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, Guardians of the Good Life Groups are releasing a resolution from the Citizens’ Special Session that makes it clear, we expect the legislature to pass […]
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Dubas’ Siting Bill Advances

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The legislature just voted 44-0 to advance Senator Dubas’ LB1, the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act. The bill would give the Public Service Commission responsibility for reviewing proposed pipeline routes, and it would require a pipeline company to get that state permit before having eminent domain authority. The only amendment approved was the committee amendment […]
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Special Session Bill Roundup

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Five bills have been introduced to address oil pipeline regulations in Nebraska. Committees held public hearings on the bills from November 7th-9th. Below are the two bills that are expected to pass: Senator Dubas’ LB1 and Senator Langemeier/Speaker Flood’s LB4. They are currently being debated by the full floor. Dubas Bill (LB1/AM55): The original language of Dubas’ […]
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Nebraskans React to Obama’s Keystone XL Delay

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The Administration and the State Department announced this afternoon that the decision on whether or not to permit TransCanada’s risky Keystone XL pipeline is delayed until a new Environmental Impact Statement is done on alternative routes. The delay is expected to last until early 2013. The Sandhills and Ogallala Aquifer are too important to our […]
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