Author: Mark Hefflinger

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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TransCanada Applies for Keystone XL Construction Permit in Holt County: Public Hearing Feb. 28

A public hearing is set for Friday, Feb. 28 for the Holt County Board (1:30 p.m.) to consider TransCanada’s application (see below) for a KXL construction permit, which has already been recommended for DENIAL by a 7-1 vote of the county zoning board. At the hearing, the Holt County Board of Supervisors will permit testimony […]
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Keystone XL Still Faces Court Challenges from Tribal Nations, Landowners & Environmental Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2020 Keystone XL Still Faces Court Challenges from Tribal Nations, Landowners & Environmental Groups Lincoln, NE – Despite TC Energy’s recent submission to a federal court of a proposed pre-construction and construction schedule for its yet-to-be-greenlighted Keystone XL pipeline, there still remain many obstacles before any construction on the controversial […]
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