Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska, 402-705-3622, jane@boldnebraska.org
Amy Schaffer, Bold Nebraska, amy@boldnebraska.org

Bold Nebraska to Stand in Court With Landowners Still Fighting TransCanada Over Keystone XL

TransCanada appeal of award of attorneys’ fees to be heard in Wilber (Nov. 28), Neligh (Nov. 30), Wahoo (Dec. 5), and Springview (Feb. 21)

Lincoln — Bold Nebraska will stand in court this week with landowners who continue to fight TransCanada and who remain on the frontlines of the Keystone XL pipeline, which may be reviewed again by the incoming Trump administration.

TransCanada is appealing the rulings of Nebraska judges in multiple counties, who granted the landowners who fought eminent domain their request that the pipeline company pay back their attorney’s fees for protecting our land and water.

“TransCanada refuses to do the right thing. Courts ordered the foreign corporation to pay for the landowners’ legal fees, and yet TransCanada continues to fight Nebraskans. No corporation should be able to use eminent domain for private gain. Bold stands with landowners and hopes our State Legislature finally addresses the broken system of eminent domain so Nebraskans are not left to fight in our courts against Big Oil,” said Bold Alliance president Jane Kleeb.

On Monday in Saline County, the judge made the analogy that landowners asking for reimbursement for their legal fees is no different then being asked for reimbursement of expenses someone owes you on your credit card, but your credit card is not paid.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 28 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Saline County Courthouse
215 S Court St, Wilber, NE 68465

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Antelope County Courthouse
501 M St., Neligh, NE 68756

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Saunders County Courthouse
387 N Chestnut St #5, Wahoo, NE 68066

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 21 at *TIME TBD*
WHERE: Keya Paha County Courthouse
310 Courthouse Dr., Springview, NE 68778

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