Author: Mark Hefflinger

Judge Sides With Landowners, Rules LB 1161 Unconstitutional

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Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie Stacy today sided with three Nebraska landowners and ruled that LB 1161 — the law passed by the Nebraska legislature in 2012 that granted the power of eminent domain to Gov. Dave Heineman, and in turn TransCanada for its Keystone XL pipeline — is declared unconstitutional and void. The ruling includes a […]
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ALEC’s Anti-Environment Agenda

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The Stand Up to ALEC campaign this week focuses on the anti-environment, anti-renewable energy, climate change-denying agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Below is a report on ALEC’s efforts to undermine efforts to combat climate change and protect our environment, prepared with input from The Center for Media and Democracy, DeSmog Blog, The […]
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Nebraska Landowners Purchase Anti-Keystone XL Radio Ads

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Bold Nebraska will be running a new ad on a local Sandhills radio station to counter the misinformation being spread by TransCanada among Nebraska landowners and citizens. The coalition of ranchers and landowners will be matching TransCanada’s ad buy, airing their ads directly after each of TransCanada’s for the next three weeks. Listen to the […]
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Jane Kleeb’s Op-Ed in New York Times: “Our Land, Our Water, Our Country”

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Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb was asked by The New York Times to contribute a short opinion piece on Keystone XL for their Opinion Pages feature “Room for Debate,” alongside other Pipeline Fighters such as 350.org’s Bill McKibben and Erich Pica of Friends of the Earth. Here is Jane’s piece, entitled “Our Land, Our Water, […]
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Nebraska Easement Action Team Passes Critical Resolution

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This morning, the board of directors of the Nebraska Easement Action Team (NEAT), a non-profit legal defense fund that works to protect Nebraska landowners and citizens who stand to be affected by the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, passed a critical new resolution expressing concerns about TransCanada’s behavior and tactics toward Nebraska landowners. The resolution […]
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MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Coming to Nebraska to Visit Landowners in the Path of Keystone XL

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MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” host Ed Schultz announced on Friday on his show that he will come to Nebraska to visit with landowners, farmers and ranchers who are in the path of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. They are facing threats of eminent domain from a foreign corporation, that would force them to give up […]
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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Comes Out as Pro-KXL; Jane Kleeb Appears on “The Ed Show”

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Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Thursday, Feb. 6 to debate the Keystone XL pipeline with Schultz, who has taken heat for recently coming out in favor of the pipeline. In the lead-up to Jane’s appearance, Ed shows a multitude of clips of oil rail car accidents in what […]
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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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