Author: Malinda Frevert

Press Release: DC Lobbying Trip Success

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A diverse contingent returned to Nebraska yesterday after lobbying their Congressional delegation, the EPA and the State Department to protect the Ogallala Aquifer.  At each meeting, the group asked for the Keystone XL pipeline to have a supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) and for consideration of an alternate pipeline route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills. […]
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New Tar Sands Oil Products Increase Likelihood of Spills

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This is a copy of a national press release sent out to highlight a new report exploring the dangers of tar sands oil in pipelines compared to standard crude oil. A report released today highlights the elevated risk of pipeline spills throughout the nation as a result of new corrosive oil products being increasingly delivered […]
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Health Reform Milestone

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In our New Year’s glow and pipeline rally prep, we’ve overlooked some major developments in health reform.  While Congressional conservatives already have a debate and vote scheduled on repealing health reform, some major pieces of the legislation have gone into effect. Kaiser Health has a wonderful color chart that breaks down provision implementation by year. […]
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David and Goliath

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This is a letter we received from David Daniel, a landowner in Texas who’s property is threatened by TransCanada’s Keystone XL.  He gave us permission to share his thoughts on some recent TransCanada developments with you: TransCanada is passing the buck like you’d pass a hot potato. After sending a copy of the NRDC report […]
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Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain

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According to every conservative pundit and politician, the message from the mid-term Election was loud and clear: Americans want a change in Washington — starting with fiscal accountability. Incoming House Speaker John Boehner embraced this perceived mandate with a promise to cut spending and a new list of House rules.  Instead of PayGo, instituted by […]
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Thanks for my 77-Cents

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I recently signed a petition to Senator Johanns encouraging him to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  The PFA aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women, and as a young woman I feel very passionately about this issue.  If you earn 77-cents for every dollar a certain group of your peers make, you probably […]
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Bold Badge: Colby Coash

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As our frequent readers know, on most Wednesdays we like to call out politicians or activists who are not being Bold.  Well we’re not calling out any wimps this Wednesday.  Instead, we’re going to start acknowledging political movers and shakers in our state who are exemplify Bold leadership. It’s caused us to create a new […]
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Obama’s Choice

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The No Tar Sands Oil Coalition is launching a new, nationwide campaign (video below) to push back on TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline which would pump the world’s dirtiest oil through Nebraska’s most precious resource, the Ogallala Aquifer. No Tar Sands Oil is releasing two TV spots and one radio spot that call on President Obama […]
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