Author: Mark Hefflinger

Environmental, Landowner, and Indigenous Groups Urge Court to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

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Environmental, Landowner, and Indigenous Groups Urge Court to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline Washington, DC — A coalition of environmental, landowner, and Indigenous groups filed an amicus brief today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes and other affected Tribes, […]
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Federal Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Construction of Keystone XL and Other Oil and Gas Pipelines

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 11, 2020 Federal Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Construction of Keystone XL and Other Oil and Gas Pipelines Court blocks the use of Nationwide Permit 12 for pipeline water crossings Great Falls, MT — A federal judge today largely upheld an April 15 ruling vacating Nationwide Permit 12, a key water […]
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2020 Planting of Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of Keystone XL

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a much smaller crowd than usual gathered for this year’s seventh annual planting of sacred Ponca corn — on Ponca Nation land situated with the Tanderup farm near Neligh, Nebraska — that crosses the Ponca Trail of Tears and proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline. Joining hosts Art and […]
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PRESS RELEASE: Yet Again, Federal Court Invalidates Key Permit for Keystone XL

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Yet Again, Federal Court Invalidates Key Permit for Keystone XL Court blocks the use of Nationwide Permit 12 for pipeline water crossings Great Falls, MT — A federal judge ruled today (see ruling below) that the US Army Corps of Engineers violated the law when it approved Nationwide […]
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Promise to Protect Coalition Calls on Montana Gov. Bullock, TC Energy to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Activity Due to Coronavirus Public Health Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2020   CANCEL KXL: Promise to Protect Coalition Calls on Montana Gov. Bullock, TC Energy to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Activity Due to Coronavirus Public Health Threat During month of nationwide lockdown and critical “social distancing,” TC Energy rushing to send hundreds of out-of-state workers into rural, Tribal communities and […]
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Indigenous, Landowner, Environmental, and Conservation Groups Demand TC Energy Immediately Halt All Keystone XL Pipeline Activity amid Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Contacts: Mark Hefflinger, Bold Nebraska, +1 323 972 5192, mark@boldnebraska.org Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, +1 802 310 4054, jmargolis@biologicaldiversity.org Collin Rees, Oil Change International, +1 308 293 3159, collin@priceofoil.org Gabby Brown, Sierra Club, 914-261-4626, gabby.brown@sierraclub.org   Indigenous, Landowner, Environmental, and Conservation Groups Demand TC Energy Immediately Halt […]
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Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb Statement on TC Energy Decision to Continue Keystone XL Activity During Coronavirus Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2020 Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb Statement on TC Energy Decision to Continue Keystone XL Activity During Coronavirus Pandemic Hastings, NE — Bold Nebraska issued the following statement in response to TC Energy’s announcement to continue Keystone XL activity during the coronavirus public health pandemic: “Our rural and Tribal communities are […]
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Cancel KXL: Rural & Tribal Communities Call on TC Energy to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Activity Due to Coronavirus Public Health Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020 CANCEL KXL: Rural & Tribal Communities Call on TC Energy to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Activity Due to Coronavirus Public Health Threat As coronavirus forces social distancing and community lockdowns, TC Energy/TransCanada endangers thousands of workers and rural communities unequipped to handle public health threat, in addition to increased […]
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“Standing Strong and Protecting” Tiny House Tour of Communities on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Route Postponed Due to Coronavirus Health Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020 Contacts: Faith Spotted Eagle, Brave Heart Society, (605) 481-0416, eagletrax@hotmail.com Frank James, Dakota Rural Action, (605) 697-5204 ext. 240, fejames@dakotarural.org Lewis GrassRope, Wiconi Un Tipi, (605) 208-0880 “Standing Strong and Protecting” Tiny House Tour of Communities on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Route Postponed Due to Coronavirus Health Threat As […]
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Conservation, Environmental and Landowners’ Groups Argue in Federal Court Keystone XL Pipeline Approval by Trump Administration Was Illegal

Conservation, Environmental and Landowners’ Groups Argue in Federal Court Keystone XL Pipeline Approval by Trump Administration Was Illegal Approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act Great Falls, MT — Conservation, environmental and landowners groups argued in federal court in Montana today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ […]
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