Author: Mark Hefflinger

PHOTOS: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline 210,000-Gallon Spill Clean-up

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TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline (constructed in 2008) spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tarsands onto a South Dakota farm on Nov. 16, 2017. Recent drone photos (courtesy Greenpeace) show the current spill clean-up effort that now includes hundreds of workers and dozens of vehicles and equipment trailers on the spill site around the clock, where […]
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Bold Alliance, Environmental Groups Call on Trump Administration to Evaluate New Keystone XL Route

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 4, 2017 Groups Call on Trump Administration to Evaluate New Keystone XL Route Pipeline Route Approved in Nebraska Poses New Risks to Wildlife, Requires Legal Review Washington, DC — A coalition of environmental groups filed letters today urging the Trump administration to analyze the environmental impacts of the approved route […]
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Federal Lawsuit Challenging Keystone XL Approval Will Move Forward

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 22, 2017 Federal Lawsuit Challenging Keystone XL Approval Will Move Forward Court Stops Trump Administration From Flouting Environmental Laws Great Falls, MT — Today, a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought by environmental and landowner groups over the Trump administration’s approval of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL tar […]
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Thanks to Nebraska Public Service Commissioners Crystal Rhoades, Mary Ridder for Voting NO KXL!

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THANK YOU to the two Nebraska Public Service Commissioners who voted #NoKXL! Write a personal thank-you to: Commissioner Crystal Rhoades: crystal.rhoades@nebraska.gov Commissioner Mary Ridder: mary.ridder@nebraska.gov Mailing address:  Nebraska Public Service Commission 1200 N Street, Suite 300  Lincoln, NE 68508 LISTEN: Interview with Commissioner Rhoades on Canadian TV from Nov. 20, 2017. “Nebraska regulator who voted against new […]
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Keystone XL Partially Denied; Landowners Vow to Keep Fighting

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LISTEN: Keystone XL Decision Day Telepresser for media: Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska founder Brian Jorde, attorney for Nebraska landowners (Domina Law Group) Art Tanderup, Nebraska landowner on Keystone XL route Chairman Larry Wright Jr., Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Eriel Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Bill McKibben, co-founder 350.org Michael Brune, Sierra Club Lorne Stockman, market analyst, […]
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AUDIO: Keystone XL Decision Day Telepresser for Media

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After the Nebraska Public Public Service Commission issued its 3-2 decision to approve the “mainline alternative route” for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, 2017, Bold Nebraska convened a telepresser for media to discuss the decision and next steps. Bold Nebraska announced plans to expand the Solar XL project, and begin crowdfunding to build […]
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