Author: Mark Hefflinger

Tell LES: Invest in Local Solar Pilot Project

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ATTENTION LINCOLN RESIDENTS AND LES RATEPAYERS: Very soon, leaders at Lincoln Electric System will be meeting to discuss some important budget issues.  LES has been given a proposal for a Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) project that would allow Lincoln residents and businesses to generate clean solar energy and power their community and local […]
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Jane Kleeb Testimony Before Congress on Keystone XL

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Below is Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb’s written testimony as submitted to Congress for the Sept. 19, 2013 hearing (“Keystone’s Red Tape Anniversary“) of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Watch the hearing live at 9:15 AM CT at this link: http://energycommerce.house.gov/studio/webcasts Testimony of Bold Nebraska Executive Director Jane Kleeb […]
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Keystone XL Pipeline Pollution is Out of Control

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Despite claims to the contrary from the Canadian government, all evidence shows that Keystone XL and the continued expansion of Alberta’s tar sands would have disastrous environmental consequences.   Keystone XL Pipeline Pollution is Out of Control, Evidence Says Despite claims to the contrary from the Canadian government (Keystone XL Pipeline Pollution Is Manageable, Harper […]
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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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