Author: Mark Hefflinger

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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Rachel Maddow Interviews NE Sen. Ken Haar on Climate Deniers

Rachel Maddow had Nebraska state Sen. Ken Haar on her show on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to talk about how a committee appointed by Republican Gov. Dave Heinemant hijacked his bill in the Nebraska Legislature that tasked the state’s scientists with studying the effects of climate change in Nebraska, by prohibiting any mention of human impact. […]
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Rachel Maddow Discusses North Dakota Oil Spill

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On Friday, Rachel Maddow reported on the 20,000+ barrel Tesoro oil pipline spill near Tioga, North Dakota, and the controversial delay in response time (11 days) before the public was notified. Kris Roberts, who is leading the North Dakota Health Department’s work with Tesoro on the cleanup, said the state saw no need to publicize the […]
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NPPD Board Votes Against More Wind Power for Nebraska

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Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) board on Friday voted 6-3 against a proposal to purchase more wind energy for Nebraska, which currently derives the lion’s share of its power from burning coal. Statements from Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Sierra Club policy advocate Ken Winston, NPPD District 11 Director Fred Christensen, and Nebraska Farmers Union […]
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