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Tell LES: Invest in Local Solar

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(photo by Mary Anne Andrei)  ATTENTION LINCOLN RESIDENTS AND LES RATEPAYERS: Very soon, leaders at Lincoln Electric System will be meeting to discuss some important budget issues.  LES has been given a proposal for a Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) project that would allow Lincoln residents and businesses to generate clean solar energy and power their community […]
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How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers

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The National Farmers Union explains how the government shutdown will impact farmers, in this blog cross-posted from the NFU website. How the Government Shutdown Impacts Farmers Posted on | September 30, 2013 | By NFU Government Relations Staff As many of you are aware, the federal government will likely shut down at midnight tonight, Sept. 30. […]
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News Coverage of Landowners vs KXL Lawsuit Hearing

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At the Lancaster County Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 27, Judge Stephanie Stacy heard oral arguments in Thompson v. Heineman, a lawsuit filed by three Nebraska landowners challenging the constitutionality of the law passed by the Nebraska legislature and Gov. Dave Heineman (LB 1161), that fast-tracked approval of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska. […]
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Tell Lee Terry and GOP: Apologize for Attacks on Jane Kleeb at KXL Hearing

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Editors Note: Thank you to Mary Pipher who wrote this petition and to everyone who sent emails to me in support. You can watch the clip our team pulled together or watch the full hearing (my 5 minute testimony is at 1:17:00 and the questions–many of which are inappropriate and deserve an apology–start at 1:29:00 […]
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Press Release: Landowners Suing Over Unconstitutional KXL Routing in Nebraska Get Day in Court

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Three landowners who sued Gov. Dave Heineman over the unconstitutional routing process for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska will present oral arguments before Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie Stacy on Friday. The landowners’ Opening Brief, as prepared by attorneys at Domina Law Group, is embedded below.    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2013 […]
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Study: State Dept. Ignores Keystone XL’s Ugly Toll on America’s Endangered Wildlife

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A new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity finds that the State Department’s review of the Keystone XL pipelinewoefully underestimates the impacts it would have on some of America’s most endangered species, including whooping cranes, northern swift foxes, piping plovers, pallid sturgeon, American burying beetles and others. For Immediate Release, September 25, 2013 Contact: Noah Greenwald, (503) […]
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Build Our Energy Barn: Top Story on 10-11 News, Front Page of Lincoln Journal Star

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Thanks to journalists from the York News Times, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald, Associated Press, NPR, 10/11 ABC in Lincoln, KHAS TV in Hastings, Maclean’s, Mother Earth News, and other outlets for covering the Build Our Energy project. //   Above the fold on the front page of the Lincoln Journal Star, Monday, Sept. 23, […]
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Tell LES: Invest in Local Solar Pilot Project

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ATTENTION LINCOLN RESIDENTS AND LES RATEPAYERS: Very soon, leaders at Lincoln Electric System will be meeting to discuss some important budget issues.  LES has been given a proposal for a Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) project that would allow Lincoln residents and businesses to generate clean solar energy and power their community and local […]
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Jane Kleeb Testimony Before Congress on Keystone XL

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Below is Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb’s written testimony as submitted to Congress for the Sept. 19, 2013 hearing (“Keystone’s Red Tape Anniversary“) of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Watch the hearing live at 9:15 AM CT at this link: http://energycommerce.house.gov/studio/webcasts Testimony of Bold Nebraska Executive Director Jane Kleeb […]
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