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Natl, Local Leaders Discuss Impact of Maine City’s Vote Against Tarsands

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MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Emily Figdor, emily@environmentmaine.org, 207.253.1965 Gabby Brown, gabby@newpartners.com, 202.261.2382 National and Local Leaders Discuss Regional, National Implications of Maine Port City’s Historic Vote on Tar Sands Ordinance Following a vote late last night that passed a historic ordinance blocking the loading of tar sands onto tankers at the only deep-water port on the... Read More

Tell Gov. Heineman: The public has a right to know dangers from oil trains and pipelines

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Click here to add your name to the petition. The petition reads: Tell Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman: “Order the disclosure of Nebraska oil train traffic and pipeline contents, and create a statewide emergency response plan so our first responders are adequately trained and prepared for oil train explosions and pipeline spills.” How many trains are... Read More

MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Interviews Jane Kleeb and Wizipan Little Elk at the #NoKXL Buffalo Roast in S.D.

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On Friday, June 27, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance hosted a celebration (“Buffalo Roast, TransCanada is Toast“) to mark the expiration on June 29 of TransCanada’s permit with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to build its proposed Keystone XL tarsands pipeline. The buffalo roast was held at the Rosebud Sioux Spirit Camp, a tipi... Read More

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

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In a groundbreaking Nature Journal article, a group of economists, policy researchers, ecologists, and scientists make the case for a moratorium on new pipelines in North America until a “more coherent approach” can be developed to evaluate tar sands projects in the context of a broader energy and climate strategy, taking into account the long-term... Read More

Elk Creek Niobium Mine Appears to be Moving Forward

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At a town hall meeting in Elk Creek on June 11, representatives of NioCorp, a Canada-based company, were optimistic that a Niobium deposit near the small southeast Nebraska town would be productive enough to attract the necessary investment to move forward with mining operations. Niobium, a rare mineral that is used to make steel stronger... Read More

Cowboy Indian Alliance Hosts Buffalo Roast to Mark Expiration of Keystone XL Permit in South Dakota

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  PHOTOS: Click here for photos of event, downloadable by members of the media (via Flickr).  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, Rosebud Sioux, 605-319-8151 Jane Kleeb, jane@boldnebraska.org 402-705-3622 TransCanada In Trouble South Dakota Permit Expired, Landowners and Tribes Organized Rosebud Sioux Spirit Camp near Ideal, S.D. — TransCanada’s state permit from the... Read More


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