Author: Mark Hefflinger

Feb. 4: York Pipeline Fighter Meetup and New Energy Voter 2014 Update

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**Please note updated date/time** Join us for a Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter meetup on Tuesday, Feb. 4 (5-7 p.m.) at the York Community Center, for an update on the U.S. State Department’s review of TransCanada’s pipeline permit application, as well as an overview of the state of Nebraska’s public power landscape, and a preview of […]
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Build Our Energy Barn Project

The TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline is proposed to run through hundreds of Nebraska homes, farms and ranches, crossing the delicate Sandhills and putting the critical Ogallala Aquifer at risk. During the summer and fall of 2013, Nebraskans stood up for their future by literally building the clean energy future we need. We challenged Big Oil […]
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New Report Documents Possible Anomalies, Construction Problems on Southern Leg of KXL

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A new Public Citizen report (embedded below) documents construction problems and more than 125 excavations of possible anomalies and engineering code violations along the Texas portion of the pipeline that, if unaddressed, pose a heightened risk of spills of highly toxic tar sands. Click here to view photos documenting the possible pipe anomalies and construction […]
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Feb. 8: Omaha Pipeline Fighter Meetup and New Energy Voter 2014 Update

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**Please note updated date/time** Join Bold Nebraska and the KANEKO community for a Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter meetup on Saturday, Feb. 8 (1-3 p.m.) at KANEKO in Omaha. We’ll provide an update on the U.S. State Department’s review of TransCanada’s pipeline permit application, as well as an overview of the state of Nebraska’s public power […]
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Feb. 8: Lincoln Pipeline Fighter Meetup and New Energy Voter 2014 Update

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**Please note updated date/time** Join Bold Nebraska and The Social Justice Network of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln for a Keystone XL Pipeline Fighter meetup on Saturday, Feb. 8 (1-3 p.m.) at the Unitarian Chuch of Lincoln. We’ll provide an update on the U.S. State Department’s review of TransCanada’s pipeline permit application, as well as […]
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Sen. Markey Presses TransCanada to Bar Exports of KXL Oil, Refined Products

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In a letter sent to TransCanada’s Russell Girling on the day that his company announced a 30 percent increase in profits, Senator Markey asks Mr. Girling to clarify his comments toPolitico last week that “not a drop of this crude oil is going to leave this continent that’s moving through our pipeline.”   Sen. Markey Presses […]
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Nov. 7: Prayer Vigil for New Immigration Law at Lee Terry’s Office

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On Thursday, Nov. 7, our friends at Nebraska Appleseed are organizing a prayer vigil for immigration reform outside Congressman Lee Terry’s Omaha office. A host of Omaha faith leaders will lead supporters and stakeholders in prayer, highlighting the moral and practical urgency for the House to take action on immigration this year. (Cross-posted from Nebraska Appleseed, […]
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ALEC vs. Clean Energy

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  Released on Nov. 1, 2013 by ProgressNow and partners including The Sierra Club, Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy, this report seeks to analyze the effect of ALEC’s energy policies in selected states and to shed light on the conflicts of interest, coordinated efforts, and simply bad policy ALEC disseminates.   ALEC […]
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Groups Urge State Dept. Inspector General to Probe Contractor ERM

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  Keystone XL: Groups seek answers in State Dept. Keystone XL conflict of interest investigation Is State looking at firm’s lies on ties to TransCanada & Big Oil? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pressing for answers to the conflict of interest scandal tainting a key review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmental and public interest groups are seeking […]
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