Author: Mark Hefflinger

Submit Your Comment and Tell Sec. Kerry: KXL is Not in Our National Interest

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The State Department has released its final environmental review of the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Now it’s time for Secretary of State John Kerry to tell President Obama whether he thinks it is “in our national interest” to approve this dirty and dangerous pipeline. And what he says could be one of the […]
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Groups FOIA State Dept on Communications with Big Oil, Canada

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Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club and Oil Change International have filed a FOIA request to the State Department to unearth insider communications with the Canadian government and oil industry in the weeks leading up to the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement.   Keystone XL: What did API know and when? Groups FOIA State Department […]
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Bold Nebraska Joins 15 Groups Demanding State Dept. Review Carbon Pollution from KXL, Other Pipelines

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Bold Nebraska was among 16 groups that signed on to a letter to the U.S. State Department today that said the environmental review of Keystone XL must consider the cumulative effects of the carbon pollution of *all* tarsands pipelines currently under review — including Enbridge’s “Alberta Clipper” pipeline. A press release and the full letter […]
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ALEC Mondays: Nebraska State Sen. Jeremy Nordquist on Why He Left ALEC

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Today is the first day in a new campaign called “ALEC Mondays,” where each Monday we and many state and national groups will highlight a different one of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s efforts to push its corporate backers’ wishes in our state legislatures. January 27th is focused on income inequality and wages, and countering […]
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Press Resource: Startup of Keystone XL Pipeline Southern Leg

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“As Nebraskans fight Keystone XL, we stand with Texas and Oklahoma farmers and ranchers facing a direct threat to their livelihoods. Pres. Obama made the wrong decision to fast-track this export pipeline and citizens will keep TransCanada accountable for every leak, spill and tragedy on families’ land and water in the face of the President’s […]
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Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb Debates Keystone XL With Fmr. PHMSA Head Brigham McCown on Fox News

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Bold Nebraska executive director Jane Kleeb appeared on Fox News’ “Happening Now” program on Tuesday, Jan. 21 to debate the Keystone XL pipeline with Brigham McCown, the former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under George W. Bush. The full segment is embedded below. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
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Calendar: Candidate Trainings, Pipeline Fighter Meetups

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Mark your calendars and attend these upcoming Candidate Training Workshops and Pipeline Fighter & New Energy Voter Meetups! The candidate trainings will focus on energy utility boards and NRD’s, while the Pipeline Fighter & New Energy Voter meetups will give an update on the status of the Keystone XL pipeline approval process, along with an […]
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