Author: Mary Anne Andrei

Up Shit Creek: What’s at Stake if LB176 Passes

If LB176 passes, allowing for the vertical integration of the hog industry in Nebraska, the degradation of our state’s valuable and already threatened water resources will soon follow. When State Senators, like Patty Pansing Brooks, argue that there will be time to institute state environmental laws to protect our water resources from dumping by new […]
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PRESS RELEASE: Cowboy and Indian Alliance Plant Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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LINK TO FLICKR: PHOTOS FOR MEDIA OF PONCA CORN PLANTING B-ROLL VIDEO (DOWNLOADABLE VIA DROPBOX): PLANTING (LONG SHOT) MEKASI PLANTING PLANTING 2 PLANTING 3 PLANTING 4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2014 Contact: Jane Kleeb, jane@boldnebraska.org, 402-705-3622 Neligh, Nebraska—On Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and allies came together at the […]
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The Good Friday Spill: Mayflower, Arkansas

“I know everybody in Mayflower,” says Linda Lynch of her hometown in Arkansas. It seems almost possible. A bedroom community for Little Rock some 20 miles down I-40, Mayflower is a town of barely 1,600 with just one shopping center—a grocery store, a Dollar Store, and a Subway. In such a small town, Linda insists […]
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New Energy Candidate Profile: Ben Gotschall for NPPD

Ben Gotschall is a candidate for Nebraska Public Power District, Subdivision 1 On a brisk spring morning, Ben Gotschall pulled a steel crate wagon loaded with bales of hay to the pasture where his Jerseys were eagerly awaiting breakfast. Halfway up the hill, he turned to me with a wry smile. “I don’t own a […]
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New Energy Candidate Profile: Maggie Mae Squires for NRD

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Maggie Squires is a candidate for Nebraska’s Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, Subdistrict 6 (view map of Subdistrict 6, Lincoln area) Click here to give $10 now to support Maggie Squires for NRD. Maggie’s campaign website “Like” Maggie for NRD on Facebook Click here for the full New Energy Voter Guide When I met […]
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Understanding the State Department Report on Nebraska’s Water

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Bold Nebraska’s Mary Anne Andrei reports on the risks to Nebraska’s water, and the State Department’s final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.* Not only does the State Department environmental assessment acknowledge that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route continues to cross the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer, it also confirms […]
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