Author: Mark Hefflinger

Build Our Energy Barn Project Announces Energy Investor Tom Steyer as Special Guest

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As Nebraskans prepare for the first of two weekends of building a renewable energy barn inside the proposed Keystone XL route, we are excited to announce Tom Steyer will help dedicate the barn on Sept. 22 at 3pm. Build Our Energy Barn Project Inside Keystone XL Route Announces Energy Investor Tom Steyer as Special Guest […]
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Oct. 26: Solar Tour of Omaha

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You are cordially invited to a tour of six solar installation sites in Omaha on Saturday, October 26, 2013.   WHAT: Solar Tour of Omaha WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Tour begins at Creighton University’s Cuming Street Parking Lot Solar Array (on Cuming between N 25th Ave & 27th […]
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Rachel Maddow Calls Exxon Out for Poor Response to Mayflower Oil Spill

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On Thursday, The Rachel Maddow Show covered the poor response that ExxonMobil has displayed after its Pegasus tarsands pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas five months ago. The company has threatened to cut off housing support to families whose homes were affected by the spill. Maddow also interviews Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who has called […]
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Canada’s Climate Policies Can’t Prevent Significant KXL Pollution

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Canada’s poor record on climate and pursuit of unfettered tar sands growth make mitigation of carbon emissions unreachable. For Immediate Release: August 14, 2013 Contact: Josh Mogerman 312-651-7909 Mitigation: Impossible Canadian Climate Policies are Unable to Prevent the Significant Increase in Climate Pollution from the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Canada’s poor record on climate […]
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Rep. Lee Terry Presented With #1 Climate Denier Award

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Nebraska’s top climate denier and head cheerleader for the Keystone XL pipeline, Congressman Lee “Tarsands” Terry, was presented with an award acknowledging his achievement as the state’s “#1 Climate Denier” at his district office in Omaha this morning. Because denying that humans are causing climate change is like believing in unicorns. The fanfare-filled ceremony — featuring the […]
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Industry Analysis Proves Tar Sands Industry Needs Keystone XL

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In spite of what TransCanada’s allies might claim, respected industry voices have made it clear that rail is not a viable option for widespread transportation of tar sands, and that without Keystone XL, much of Canada’s supply of tar sands will, in fact, stay in the ground. Industry Analysis Proves Tar Sands Industry Needs Keystone […]
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VIDEO: America’s Dangerous Pipelines

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A new analysis of oil and gas pipeline safety in the United States reveals a troubling history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths. AMERICA’S DANGEROUS PIPELINES Analysis by Richard Stover, Ph.D., and the Center for Biological Diversity This time-lapse video shows pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013, relying on publicly available data from the federal […]
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Bold Nebraska, Public Interest Groups Ask Sec. Kerry to Throw Out KXL Environmental Review

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Keystone XL: Public interest groups call for Sec. Kerry to throw out tainted environmental study, take disciplinary action against consultants who lied about ties to TransCanada Originally posted by: Adam Russell, Friends of the Earth WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline today asked Secretary John Kerry to throw out the State Department’s […]
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NPR Marketplace Story on Build Our Energy Project

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Did you hear us on NPR? “Marketplace,” the popular nationally syndicated radio show from American Public Media, came to York, Nebraska to cover our plan to build a wind and solar-powered barn on land directly inside the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. Listen to the Marketplace story below, cross-posted from APM. Want to […]
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Report: Keystone XL Would Worsen Climate Change, Fails President’s Test

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A new report out today shows that Keystone XL would worsen climate change, and fails the president’s own climate test. The full report from the National Resources Defense Council is below.   Major Report Shows Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Would Worsen Climate Change and Fails President’s Climate Test Rejecting Keystone XL would avoid carbon […]
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